The Art Movement Impressionism By Claude Monet Essay

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The art movement impressionism took place in the late 1860’s. Its characteristics is small, thin visible brushstrokes. The significance of impressionism is the perfect illustration of the effects of light. Impressionism was originated by a group of Paris based artist. As impressionism evolved it was faced with resistance from conventional art community in France. The name of the art style Impressionism came from the title of a Claude Monet painting, “Soleil Levant” (impressionism, Sunrise). The growing of impressionist in the visual art was soon followed by impressionist music and impressionist literature.

Claude Oscar Monet was also known as Oscar-Claude Monet. Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840 and died on November 5, 1926. He was one of the founders of French impressionism painting. Claude’s father wanted him to work in the family business, a grocery store, but Claude wanted to be an artist. In 1851 Claude entered Le Havre Secondary School of arts. Six years later in 1857 Claude’s mother died when he was only 16 years old. He had to leave school to go live with his aunt Marie-Janne Lecardre. During this time Monet would sit by the window and paint what he saw. He became friends with the painter Edouard Manet. Monet’s aunt offered to get him out of the army, if he would take an art class course at the university. In 1862 Monet became a student of Charles Gleyre in Paris. The model in the painting “Woman With a Parasol and Her Son” is Monet’s wife and his eight…

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