Claude Monet: 10 works

A slideshow of artworks auto-selected from multiple collections

By Google Arts & Culture

Rue de la Bavole, Honfleur (about 1864) by Claude MonetMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston

'Dating from the beginning of Monet's career, this view of a street in the old port of Honfleur is a relatively traditional subject painted with great simplicity and directness. Monet's palette of pure, contrasting colors is a radical departure from the traditional practice of building up an overall tonality through delicate gradations of color.'

Bassin d'Argenteuil (circa 1872) by Claude MonetMusée d’Orsay, Paris

'From December 1871 until 1878, Monet lived in Argenteuil.'

Autumn on the Seine, Argenteuil (Automne sur la Seine Argenteuil) (1873/1873) by Claude MonetHigh Museum of Art

'Monet's use of brilliant colors is mirrored in the water below, resulting in a remarkable symmetry that makes it difficult to distinguish between the reflected colors and their sources.'

Champ de coquelicots (1881) by Claude MonetMuseum Boijmans Van Beuningen

'Monet once wrote of his working method: "When you paint outdoors, attempt to forget the objects you see before you (...)'

View of Vernon (1886) by Claude MonetChrysler Museum of Art

'From 1883 until his death in 1926, the Impressionist Claude Monet lived in Giverny, where he painted his Kaystacks series and also painted the nearby village of Vernon.'

Wind Effect, Series of The Poplars (1891) by Claude MonetMusée d’Orsay, Paris

'In this painting, the composition of which is outstanding, with the play of curves followed by the trees, Monet has chosen to represent only three trees in the foreground while accentuating the diagonal of the middle one.'

The Water-Lily Pond (1899) by Claude MonetThe National Gallery, London

'In 1883 Monet moved to Giverny where he lived until his death.'

Waterlilies (1907) by Claude MonetKawamura Memorial DIC Museum of Art

'These works were unique in that Monet composed them solely of an expanse of water, as if cut out of the pond's surface, with no horizon or waterline and no sky-- elements normally considered essential parts of a landscape painting.'

Blue Water Lilies (1916 - 1919) by Claude MonetMusée d’Orsay, Paris

'Monet grew white water lilies in the water garden he had installed in his property at Giverny in 1893.'

The Water Lilies - Green Reflections (1915/1926) by Claude MonetMusée de l'Orangerie

'Monet's veritable artistic testament, these "large decorations" are the culmination of an entire life.'

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