Oscar-Claude Monet, French Impresssionist Artist

Oscar-Claude Monet
I love art and Impressionist art is one of my all time favorites.  I am a huge fan of French Impressionist art.   There are many French impressionist artist that I love but I will begin with the founder of French Impressionism Claude Monet.
Monet was born Oscar-Claude Monet on November 14 1840 in the 9th Arrondissement, Paris, France.   His parents were Claude Adolphe Monet and Louise Justine Aubree.
Monet was not really interested in copying other artists.  He preferred to paint what he saw in front of him exactly as he saw it.  Nature provided much inspiration for Monet.
     Claude Monet in his garden.
Monet’s garden at Giverney was inspiration for many of his paintings.  My understanding is that Monet worked to make his garden flourish.  If I lived surrounded by such lushness I would be tempted to paint it too.  I am trying to make my garden look just as lush with the limited space that I have.
 Artist Garden at Giverney
   Blue Waterlilies
 Le Pont Japonais at Giverney
The following are some of my favorite Claude Monet paintings.  I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.
   Antibes as seen from the Salis Garden
 Arm of the Seine near Giverney
Boulevard de Capucines
 Camille Monet at her Tapestry
 Antibes view of Salis in Winter
 On the Bank of the Seine, Bennecourt
 Sunset on the Seine in Winter
 Cliffwalk at Pourville
 Corner of the Studio
 Fishing Boats at Sea
 House of Parliament
 Hyde Park, London
 Le Grenoulliere
 Le Pont Routier, Argenteuil
 Lazare Station Paris, France
 Morning at Antibes
 Woman in the Garden St Adresse
 Palazzo de Mula, Venice
Poppies at Argenteuil
 Regata at Argenteuil
Sailboat at Le Petite Gennevilliers
San Giorgio Maggiore at Twilight
Seascape Night Effect
 Snow Effect with Setting Sun
The Artist House at Argenteuil
 The Bend of the Seine at Lavacourt in Winter
 The Boat Studio
 The Bridge at Argenteuil
 The Church at Vetheuil
 The Harbour at Argenteuil
 The Magpie
Road to Chailly
The Seine at Rouen
Train in the Snow
The Woman in the Green Dress, Camille
Waterloo Bridge, London
Women at the Garden Ville D’Avray
Towing of a Boat
The Seine at Bougival
1922 photograph of Claude Monet with an unidentified visitor in his garden


  1. Judy at GoldCountryCottage says:

    Xenia: Beautiful paintings. I especially like Cliffwalk at Pourville and Woman in the Garden. I have to tell you that my husband and I watched Cathryn Cookson’s “The Wingless Bird” last night on your recommendation. We loved it and are now going to try some of her others. Thank you for your review..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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