claude monet

"The father of Impressionism" 

Among the other great artists of Impressionism, Claude Monet was considered the "Father of Impressionism." Monet invented many new techniques in which he used small strokes of light and dark colors. Monet preferred to paint scenes of night, morning, mid-day, and the four seasons. Monet changed the traditional style of art, and contributed to create Impressionism.
Claude Monet mainly focused on the effects of color and light, instead, of only focusing on the details. Monet created most of his paintings by using small and long stroke marks. For example, The Rouen Cathedral was created by mixing colors primary colors on the canvas itself. This painting was painted outside of a studio.
Different from other paintings, Claude Monet painted the Arrival of the Normandy Train by using very dark and gloomy colors. Monet continues to use long stroke marks to create the illusion of the trains arrival. Monet painted outside of a studio and at a certain time of the day so he can get a true understandment of the colors that were present.
Towards the end of his career Claude Monet began to paint using great detail. Monet painted most of the "garden" scenes outside of his house. Monet's strokes marks became more distinct and accurate to the garden. Using mainly primary colors, Monet painted many peaceful scenes of his garden. People can visit Monet's garden today, and feel as inspired as he once did.
By looking at a glance, The Charing Cross Bridge summarizes the full concept of Impressionism. In the painting all techniques of Impressionism are visible. Such as light colors, illusion, and short or long stroke marks. Like many of his other paintings, Monet painted this outside of a studio and in the morning just before the sunrise. By doing this, he was able to understand all of the colors and illustrate them onto his canvas.
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