Claude Monet 's Painting Style Essay

1779 Words Nov 15th, 2016 8 Pages
Claude Monet is considered one of the most prolific French painters of the 19th century and a founding father of the Impressionist movement. It was Monet’s ability to repaint seemingly similar landscape scenes while effectively differentiating each paining’s symbolic meaning and memorializing these varying variations of color and fleeting effects of light and seasonal weather changes that truly distinguishes his style of painting from other painters. In order to gain greater insight into the evolution and impact of Claude Monet’s painting style, I thoroughly examined three of his most distinctive artworks painted during the time period of 1870-1890 on exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, CA and will focus my discussion upon the similarities and differences between these paintings which demonstrate Monet’s earlier and later painting styles. Although, Monet has innumerable paintings that exemplify his profound and exemplary painting style, I will utilize Sunrise (Marine), Wheatstacks, Snow Effect, Morning, and the Portal of Rouen Cathedral in Morning Light to highlight not only the similarities and contrasts in his painting style during this time frame, but also his evolution as an artist.
Claude Monet was born in Paris, France on November 14, 1840 and within a few years after his birth, his family subsequently moved to the small port town of Le Havre in Normandy France. It was while living in Le Harve, that Monet demonstrated an expressive interest and passionate…

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