Claude Monet was Born: 1840, November 14, Paris, France. In 1858, Claude Monet meets Eugène Boudin who encourages Claude to paint out of doors. In 1859 Claude Monet enters the Swiss Academy. In 1865 Claude Monet paintings are submitted to the official Salon. Claude Monet tries to commit suicide in 1968. Later, in 1869 Claude Monet settles in the village of Saint-Michel where he paints alongside Renoir. During the war Claude Monet takes refuge in London. During 1874, in the studio of Nadar, Claude Monet exhibits "Impression : sunrise" at the first Impressionist exhibition. In 1883 Claude Monet rents a house at Giverny where he will stay for 43 years. By 1907 he is experiencing problems with his eyesight. Claude Monet works on twelve large canvas, "The Water Lilies", which he offers to donate to France following the signing of the Armistice. By 1926, Claude Monet who was a heavy smoker, is suffering from lung cancer. Claude Monet dies on December 5, 1926. During his life, Claude Monet, created more than 2,500 paintings, drawings and pastels.

Claude Monet, was also known, Oscar-Claude Monet or Claude Oscar Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926). Monet can be regarded as the founder of the impressionist movement of painting. More then anyone else, Monet was the main driver behind the philosophy of the impressionist movement. It was Claude Monet`s painting, Impression, Sunrise, that the term Impressionism was derived. An "impression" for Claude Monet was a special and limited form of sketch, and although the other Impressionists accepted the word as a reasonable description of their aims, Monet himself only used it only when he felt it appropriate to a particular work.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 on the fifth floor of 45 rue Laffitte, in the ninth arrondissement of Paris. Claude Monet`s father was Claude-Adolphe and his mother was Louise-Justine Aubrée Monet. Claude Monet was given his baptism on May 20, 1841 at the local parish church, Notre-Dame-de-Lorette as Oscar-Claude. In 1845, the Monet family moved to Le Havre in Normandy. Monet`s father had wanted Claude Monet to go into the family grocery store business. But Claude Monet had wanted to become an artist. Claude`s mother was a singer. So on the 1st of of April 1851, Claude Monet attended the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Claude soon became known in the local area for his charcoal caricatures. Money would then sell these charcoal caricatures for ten to twenty francs. Also, Claude Monet started taking drawing lessons from Jacques-François Ochard. It was during his visit to the beaches of Normandy that Claude Monet had met fellow artist Eugène Boudin. Soo who became his mentor and taught him to use oil paints. Boudin Eugène took on the role as the mentor for Claude Monet. Then on 28 January 1857, Claude Monet`s mother died. Claude Monet was 16 years old when he left school, and moved in with his aunt, Marie-Jeanne Lecadre.

Biography: Claude Monet in France
Claude Monet traveled to Paris to visit the famous Louvre. Here Monet was able to view the painters copying from the old masters. But Claude Monet, who had brought along his paints and tools with him, would instead sit by a window and paint what he saw in the outside world. Claude Monet stayed in Paris for several years. It was here in Paris that the young Monet met with several painters who would eventually become friends and fellow impressionists. One of those who became a close friend was Édouard Manet. Then during the June of 1861, Claude Monet joined the First Regiment of African Light Cavalry in Algeria. It was a seven-year commitment, but he only served two years after contracting typhoid. He got out of the army by agreeing to complete an art course at a university. But Claude was soon disillusioned with the traditional art that was taught in the universities. So in 1862, Claude Monet became a student of Charles Gleyre in Paris. Here Monet met Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Frédéric Bazille, and Alfred Sisley. Together they all shared new approaches to art. They painted the effects of light en plein air with broken color and rapid brushstrokes. This eventually became known as Impressionism. In 1866, Monet completed the work titled, Camille or The Woman in the Green Dress (La Femme à la Robe Verte). The painting, which featured Monet`s wife, gained him a lot of recognition. But by 1868, under financial pressure, Claude Monet attempted suicide by jumping into the Seine.

Biography: Claude Monet in England, Zaandam, Amsterdam, France
In September 1870, Claude Monet was forced to go to England with the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War (July 19, 1870). During his stay in England Monet studied the works of Joseph Mallord William Turner and John Constable. Monet gained inspiration from their landscapes and used what he learned later in his use of colour. But the Royal Academy exhibition refused to include the work of Claude Monet in spring of 1871. In May 1871 Claude Monet left London to live in Zaandam, where he made 25 paintings (and the police suspected him of revolutionary activities). He also had a first visit to nearby Amsterdam. In October or November 1871 he returned to France. Claude Monet lived from December 1871 to 1878 at Argenteuil, a village on the Seine near Paris, and here he painted some of his best known works. In 1874, Claude Monet briefly returned to Holland. In 1872 (or 1873), he painted Impression, Sunrise (Impression: soleil levant) depicting a Le Havre landscape. It hung in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874 and is now displayed in the Musée Marmottan-Monet, Paris. From the painting's title, art critic Louis Leroy coined the term "Impressionism", which he intended to be derogatory, however the Impressionists appropriated the term for themselves. Claude Monet and Camille Doncieux had married just before the war (June 28, 1870) and, after their excursion to London and Zaandam, they had moved into a house in Argenteuil near the Seine River in December 1871. She became ill in 1876. They had a second son, Michel, on March 17, 1878, (Jean was born in 1867). This second child weakened her already fading health. In that same year, Claude Monet moved to the village of Vétheuil. At the age of thirty-two, Madame Monet died on 5 September 1879 of tuberculosis; Monet painted her on her death bed.

Biography: Claude Monet in Giverny
After several difficult months following the death of Camille, a grief stricken Claude Monet (resolving never to be mired in poverty again) began in earnest to create some of his best paintings of the 19th century. During the early 1880's Claude Monet painted several groups of landscapes and seascapes in what Monet considered to be campaigns to document the French countryside. Claude Monet`s extensive campaigns evolved into his series' paintings. Camille Monet became ill with tuberculosis in 1876. Pregnant with her second child she gave birth to Michel Monet in March 1878. In 1878 the Monet's temporarily moved into the home of Ernest Hoschedé, (1837-1891), a wealthy department store owner and patron of the arts. Both families then shared a house in Vétheuil during the summer. After her husband was bankrupted, and left in 1878 for Belgium, and after the death of Camille in September 1879, and while Claude Monet continued to live in the house in Vétheuil; Alice Hoschedé helped Monet to raise his two sons, Jean and Michel, by taking them to Paris to live alongside her own six children. They were Blanche, Germaine, Suzanne, Marthe, Jean-Pierre, and Jacques. In the spring of 1880 Alice Hoschedé and all the children left Paris and rejoined Claude Monet still living in the house in Vétheuil. In 1881 all of them moved to Poissy which Claude Monet hated. From the doorway of the little train between Vernon and Gasny Claude Monet discovered Giverny. In April 1883 they moved to Vernon, then to a house in Giverny, Eure, in Upper Normandy, where Claude Monet planted a large garden where he painted for much of the rest of his life. Following the death of her estranged husband, Alice Hoschedé married Claude Monet in 1892.

At the beginning of May 1883, Claude Monet and his large family rented a house and two acres from a local landowner. The house was situated near the main road between the towns of Vernon and Gasny at Giverny. There was a barn that doubled as a painting studio, orchards and a small garden. The house was close enough to the local schools for the children to attend and the surrounding landscape offered an endless array of suitable motifs for Monet's work. The family worked and built up the gardens and Claude Monet's fortunes began to change for the better as his dealer Paul Durand-Ruel had increasing success in selling his paintings. By November 1890 Monet was prosperous enough to buy the house, the surrounding buildings and the land for his gardens. Within a few years by 1899 Claude Monet built a greenhouse and a second studio, a spacious building, well lit with skylights. Beginning in the 1880s and 1890s, through the end of his life in 1926, Claude Monet worked on "series" paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. His first series exhibited as such was of Haystacks, painted from different points of view and at different times of the day. Fifteen of the paintings were exhibited at the Durand-Ruel in 1891. Claude Monet later produced several series' of paintings including: Rouen Cathedral, Poplars, the Houses of Parliament, Mornings on the Seine, and the Water Lilies that were painted on his property at Giverny. Claude Monet was exceptionally fond of painting controlled nature: his own gardens in Giverny, with its water lilies, pond, and bridge. Claude Monet also painted up and down the banks of the Seine. Between 1883 and 1908, Claude Monet traveled to the Mediterranean, where he painted landmarks, landscapes, and seascapes, such as Bordighera. Claude Monet painted an important series of paintings in Venice, Italy, and in London Claude Monet painted two important series views of Parliament and views of Charing Cross Bridge. His second wife Alice died in 1911 and his oldest son Jean, who had married Alice's daughter Blanche, Monet's particular favourite, died in 1914. After his wife died, Blanche looked after and cared for him. It was during this time that Monet began to develop the first signs of cataracts. During World War I, in which his younger son Michel served and his friend and admirer Clemenceau led the French nation, Monet painted a series of Weeping Willow trees as homage to the French fallen soldiers. Cataracts formed on Monet's eyes, for which he underwent two surgeries in 1923. The paintings done while the cataracts affected his vision have a general reddish tone, which is characteristic of the vision of cataract victims. It may also be that after surgery Claude Monet was able to see certain ultraviolet wavelengths of light that are normally excluded by the lens of the eye, this may have had an effect on the colors he perceived. After his operations Claude Monet even repainted some of these paintings, with bluer water lilies than before the operation.

Biography: Claude Monet the Final Years
Claude Monet died of lung cancer on December 5, 1926 at the age of 86 and is buried in the Giverny church cemetery. Claude Monet had insisted that the occasion be simple; thus about fifty people attended the ceremony. His famous home and garden with its waterlily pond were bequeathed by his heirs to the French Academy of Fine Arts (part of the Institut de France) in 1966. Through the Foundation Claude Monet, the home and gardens were opened for visit in 1980, following refurbishment. The home is one of the two main attractions of Giverny, which hosts tourists from all over the world.

In 2004, London, the Parliament, Effects of Sun in the Fog (Londres, le Parlement, trouée de soleil dans le brouillard) (1904), sold for U.S. $20.1 million. In 2006, the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society published a paper providing evidence that these were painted in situ at St Thomas' Hospital over the river Thames. Falaises près de Dieppe (Cliffs near Dieppe) has been stolen on two separate occasions. Once in 1998 (in which the museum's curator was convicted of the theft and jailed for five years along with two accomplices) and most recently in August 2007.

Claude Monet Quotes:

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece....Quote by Claude Monet.

It took me time to understand my waterlilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them....Quote by Claude Monet.

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly....Quote by Claude Monet.

I can only draw what I see....Quote by Claude Monet.

The Thames was all gold. God it was beautiful, so fine that I began working a frenzy, following the sun and its reflections on the water....Quote by Claude Monet.

Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment....Quote by Claude Monet.

I know that to paint the sea really well, you need to look at it every hour of every day in the same place so that you can understand its way in that particular spot and that is why I am working on the same motifs over and over again, four or six times even....Quote by Claude Monet.

Everything I have earned has gone into these gardens....Quote by Claude Monet.

It's on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly....Quote by Claude Monet.

Claude Monet Biography Summary:
The biography of the French impressionist artist shows us not just about his life as an artist, but also his life as a man, a husband and a father. His biography shows us his achievements and yet also his weaknesses. During his life, Claude Monet created over 2,500 pieces of artwork, but for many, his "Impression, Sunrise" painting was considered the most important. It was from this painting that the Impressionist movement gained its name and earned Claude Monet the title as Father of the movement. In his biography we note that Claude Monet states that an "impression" is a special and limited form of sketch. We read early on in the Claude Monet Biography how he wanted to be an artist and was enrolled at the Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Claude gained early recognition for his charcoal caricatures which he was able to sell. We see during the biography how artist Eugène Boudin became a mentor to the young Monet. The biography then takes us to Paris where Monet met other Impressionist artists.

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Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant) is a painting by Claude Monet from which the Impressionist art movement gained its name. The term Impressionism was first coined at an exhibition in 1874 when art critics viewed the painting, Impression, Sunrise. Although Impression, Sunrise is dated 1872, it was probably painted by Monet in 1873. The setting of the painting is the harbour of Le Havre in France at dawn. Impression, Sunrise is an oil on canvas, dimensions 48x63cm. Monet uses loose brush strokes that suggest rather than delineate it. Monet painted the sun as having almost exactly the same luminance as that of the sky, a condition which suggests high humidity and atmospheric attenuation of light. This detail relies on the use of complementary colours and variety of colour temperature, rather than changes in color intensity or contrast of values, to differentiate the sun from the surrounding sky. The painting was stolen from the Musée Marmottan Monet in 1985 and recovered in 1990. Since 1991 it has been back on display in the museum. Originally, Monet called the painting, "Marina". Later, when Renoir had requested a clearer title for the catalog at a the 1874 exhibition, Claude Monet replied, "Then put Impression, Sunrise".

Claude Monet painted a series of paintings of the Rouen Cathedral. The series of Rouen Cathedral paintings were undertaken by Claude Monet between 1892 and 1894. The paintings mostly have one viewpoint but are however painted at different times of the day and at different weather circumstances. In all, the series consists of 31 canvases. At the time, the Rouen Cathedral Paintings by Claude Monet were well recieved by the critics who heaped praise upon the work. 25 are dated 1894, one is dated 1893, and five were signed but not dated.

The London Parliament Paintings By Claude Monet were a series of paintings of the Palace of Westminster, home of the British Parliament, during his stay in London. The paintings have all the same identical sizes of canvas and viewpoint from Claude Monet's window at St Thomas' Hospital overlooking the Thames. They are however painted at different times of the day and at different weather circumstances. Monet worked on as many as 15 different canvases all at the same time. It was around this time also that Claude Monet had abandoned his earlier working practice of finishing a painting on the spot in front of the motif. After his arrival back in France, Monet continued to refine the images with the help of photographs. There was some very strong adverse reaction to this. But Monet's reply was that his means of creating a work was his own business, and it was up to the viewer to judge the final result.

The Artist's Garden at Giverny By Claude Monet was completed in 1900. The painting is an Oil on canvas with dimensions, 31 7/8 x 36 1/4 in. (81 x 92 cm). The painting was done during Claude Monet`s stay in Giverny France where he lived for some 40 plus years. The gardens there at his home were a source of inspiration for many of Monet`s works over the years. The painting is part of the Permanent Collection of the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France. The painting reveals to us much of Monet`s style, always in motion with the light revealing colours in continual vibration. Monet had worked hard at Giverny creating two gardens, the Water Garden and the Clos Normand covering some three acres. Following extensive restorations of Monet's house and gardens, they were opened to the public in 1980.

Giverny, France is a commune of the Eure department in northern France. Giverny is a small French village 80 km to the west of the capital city Paris, within the valley of the river Seine and the northern region of Haute-Normandie. It is best known as the location of Claude Monet's garden and home. Each year more then 500,000 people will visit there. Giverny sits on the "right Bank" of the River Seine. The village lies 80km (50 miles) from Paris, west and slightly north, on the border between the province of Normandy and the Île-de-France (it is officially in the département of Eure, in the région of Haute-Normandie). A settlement has existed in Giverny since neolithic times and a monument uncovered attests to this fact. Archeological finds have included tombs dating from Gallo-Roman times and to the earlier 1st and 2nd centuries AD. The town was known in ancient deeds as "Warnacum". The cultivation of grapes has been an occupation of the inhabitants of Giverny since Merovingian times. The village church dates from the Middle Ages and is built partially in the Romanesque style, though additions have since been made. It is dedicated to Saint Radegonde. The village has remained a small rural setting with a modest population (numbering around 300 in 1883 when Monet discovered it) and has since seen a boom in tourism since the restoration of Monet's house and gardens. Claude Monet noticed the village of Giverny while looking out the window of a train he was riding. He made up his mind to move there and rented a house and the area surrounding it. In 1890 he had enough money to buy the house and land outright and set out to create the magnificent gardens he wanted to paint. Some of his most famous paintings, such as his water lily and Japanese bridge paintings, were of his garden in Giverny. Monet lived in Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. He and many members of his family are interred in the village cemetery. Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens Monet's house and gardens were opened to public visit in 1980, following restoration work. They have become a popular tourist attraction (the Fondation Claude Monet), particularly in the summer when the flowers are in bloom. The Hôtel Baudy was a center of artistic life in the Giverny heyday. It is now still a café and restaurant, with period decoration. The Abbey of Bec and the Château-Gaillard near Les Andelys are other important tourist attractions.

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Le Pont Japonais a Giverny is an oil on canvas painting that was completed by Claude Monet during 1899. The painting features a small wooden bridge that arches across the water garden at Giverny. It is surrounded by willows and other trees.

Field of Poppies by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas painting completed by the artist during 1886. Monet did the painting of the fields outside of Argenteuil. In the foreground of Field of Poppies, we can see that Monet has painted in his wife Camille and their child Jean. In the background of the painting, Monet seems to have painted them again, but it is not clear. The field is covered with red poppies. A house is in the distance.

Path Through the Corn at Pourville is an oil on canvas that was painted by Claude Monet during 1882. A path on the top of a hill overlooks the beach and ocean. The sky is blue but cloudy. One gets the feeling when we look at Path Through the Corn at Pourville, that it is a place we would like to visit, but for unkown reasons we cannot. The path seems to lead to a place of peace, yet loneliness. Monet uses strong colors in Path Through the Corn at Pourville which has the effect of also making the other colors stronger.

Path Through the Corn at Pourville is an oil on canvas that was painted by Claude Monet during 1882. A path on the top of a hill overlooks the beach and ocean. The sky is blue but cloudy. One gets the feeling when we look at Path Through the Corn at Pourville, that it is a place we would like to visit, but for unkown reasons we cannot. The path seems to lead to a place of peace, yet loneliness. Monet uses strong colors in Path Through the Corn at Pourville which has the effect of also making the other colors stronger.

Nympheas was painted by French artist by Claude Monet. Nymphaea is the botanical name for a water lily. Claude Monet once said that his greatest masterpiece was his garden. It was here that Monet did his many water lily paintings. In Nympheas Monet will focus the painting on a small area of the pond in his garden. But no area of the paiting actually stands out on its own. Instead, Monet give us an overall impression.

Antibes by Claude Monet was painted by the French artist during 1888. The painting is also sometimes called, The Esterel Mountains. It is an oil on canvas that measures 65 X 92 cm. Antibes is a town in the Alpes-Maritimes in southeastern France. Monet was said that he was a man of isolated trees and wide open spaces. Antibes certainly shows us that. The isolation of the tree in the painting is stunning. You sense its loneliness and isolation, yet you also feel its power.

Claude Monet did a number of paintings during his life involving Irises. Monet had spend many years developing his garden and Irises were one of the flowers to be found there.

The Park at Monceau is an oil on canvas painting by French artist Claude Monet. Monet painted a series of three paintings of the park in the spring of 1876 and then later again Monet did a further two paintings of the park in 1878. The dimensions of the painting are 23 1/2 x 32 1/2 in. (59.7 x 82.6 cm). Monet did this version of the park during 1886.

Venice Palazzo Da Mula is an oil on canvas painting that was done by French artist Claude Monet during 1908. The dimensions of the painting are 24 7/16 x 31 15/16 in. (62 x 81.1 cm). The painting is housed in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Monet painted the Venice Palazzo Da Mula from the steps of the Palazzo Barbaro. During his time in Venice in the fall of 1908, Monet completed 37 canvases. Venice Palazzo Da Mula was one of them.

The Magpie by Claude Monet was painted by the artist during in 1868. Monet once said that he preferred the countryside in winter. The freezing cold did not stop him from painting outdoors. A lone Magpie sits on a gate. How often in Monet`s paintings do we see loneliness. But not a sad loneliness, its a loneliness that is of strength. Notice how Monet makes use of sun and shade in the painting. The setting for this snow covered landscape was in the countryside, near Etretat.

The Garden at Vetheuil is an oil on canvas painting that was done by the French artist Claude Monet during 1881. The dimensions of the painting are 100 x 80 cm (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in). Monet has used a very strong flattening effect in this painting. Note how their are also no notable shadows despite the sunshine and open field. Notice how the children on the stairs appear to be frozen, alomost like cardboard cutouts.

Argenteuil by Claude Monet is just one of a total of almost 170 works that Monet completed during his time in Argenteuil. Monet stayed in Argenteuil from 1871 to 1878.

Die Treppe by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas by the French artist. The painting makes use of very strong colors that interact in such a wat as to make the other colors appear stronger. The central point of Die Treppe is an old house with well worn steps that lead up to an old door. A stunning blue sky with clouds above.

Parasol by Claude Monet was one of a number of paintings by the French artist involving a woman in a field holding a parasol. In this version we see a woman standing alone on a sunny day with a blue sky holding a parasol. It is a very windy day and we see her blue skarf waving in the air. There are strong clouds in the sky and Monet makes use of very strong colors in the field.

Beach at Trouville by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas painted by the artist during 1870. Monet did a number of paintings of the Beach at Trouville from various positions. Monet did the paintings while on his honeymoon in Trouville. An interesting feature of the painting is that grains of sand are mixed into the paint. Stairs lead down onto the beach and there is a boardwalk. We see couples strolling the beach with women carrying their parasols.

Stiller Winkel im Garten von Montgeron is an oil on canvas painting by French artist Claude Monet. Stiller Winkel im Garten von Montgeron is a landscape painting in which Monet has used strong colors that react with other strong colors in the painting.

The Seine River by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas painted by the artist during 1880. Momet did a number of paintings of the Seine river from various positions along the river. Monet would leave his house in the early hours of the morning when it was still dark and often paint from his floating studio on the Seine.

Regatta at Argenteui is an oil on canvas painted by Claude Monet during 1872. Monet had moved to Argenteuil after his time in Paris. Regatta at Argenteuil shows us boats in full sail under a blue sky. The area was popular for tourists on weekends.

The Terrace at Sainte-Adresse is an oil on canvas painted in 1867 by French artist Claude Monet. The painting feature four people relaxing on a terrace. At the foreground of the terrace are Adolphe Monet and his half-sister, and standing by the balustrade is Monet's cousin Jeanne Lecadre. In the distance we see a number of sail boats and ships. It is a sunny day. On the terrace there is abundance of flowers.

Resting Under the Lilacs is an oil on canvas painting by French artist Claude Monet. Two men and a woman take a rest under Lilacs in full flower on a sunny day. Monet depicts the flowering lilacs in all their beauty and intensity.

Sunlight Under the Poplars is an oil on canvas painted by French artist Claude Monet in 1887. Monet makes strong use of blues in this painting to give an unusual effect of the bright blue sky and the poplars. The painting depicrs a woman walking under the poplars carrying a parasol on a sunlight day. A dog is following her. In the distance there are mountains.

Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son is an oil on canvas painting by Claude Monet. The French artist did the painting during 1875. The painting depicts Monets wife, Camille and their son on a hill. It is a sunny day with a blue but cloudy sky. There is a wind that whirls around them. The painting shows us much movement with the sunflowers swaying in the breeze along with the parasol.

Lady in a Garden by Claude Monet was painted during 1867 by the French born artist. The setting for the painting is Le Coteaux estate at Sainte-Adresse near Le Havre. The estate belonged to belonged to Paul-Eugene Lecadre, who was the cousin of Claude Monet. The lady in the painting is Lecadre's wife. She stands alone in the garden with her back to us and is shaded by the parasol she carries.

Le Dejeuner by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas painting by the French artist. It features a garden setting with a small table covered in a white cloth with some food. A child is on the ground at the edge of the table and two women are approaching in the background.

Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville is an oil on canvas that was painted by the French artist Claude Monet in 1882. During his stay in Pourville, Monet completed around 90 paintings. Fisherman's Cottage on the Cliffs at Varengeville was one of those paintings. The house was originally constructed for custom officers who kept a watch over the sea during the time of Napolean. Later, the hous was used by fisherman.

Landscape at Bordighera was painting by French artist Claude Monet during 1884. The dimensions of the painting are 25.6 x 31.9 inch (65 x 81 cm). Landscape at Bordighera is an oil on canvas that is housed at the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA. Bordighera is located on the Coast of the Italian Riviera. Monet once wrote of Bordighera, "It is a magical and terribly difficult land, I would need a palette of diamonds and jewelleries."

Vase of Flowers by Claude Monet is an 1880 oil on canvas painting. Monet did a number of versions of flowers in a vase. Claude Monet loved flowers and he surrounded his life with them. He once wrote, "More than anything I must have flowers, always always."

Sandvicken Norway by Claude Monet is an 1895 painting by the French artist. The oil on canvas painting depicts a village in the snow. The dimensions of the painting are 73 x 92 cm. It is housed in the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Illinois. A small bridge toward the front of the painting is covered in snow, behind it are hourses in the village and in the distance are mountains. Although the painting shows us the cold of the snow, a lone tree to the front of the painting shows us strength and warmth.

Seine at Giverny Mist was painting by Claude Monet during 1897. Monet would rise very early in the morning around 2.30 a.m. so he could make the trip to the Seine to make his paintings. Monet would have painted quickly in order to capture the river’s ghostly effects before it evaporated. The Seine takes on a ghostly effect with the painting merging into itself.

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