Claude Monet and Impressionism

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But in this composition we will talk more about Claude Monet because he was the founder of Impressionism in the world.

Oscar Claude Monet was the founder of impressionism. He is a famous french painter whose work gave a name to the art movement impressionism. Claude Monet’s famous quote is “merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong (having an elongated shape, as a rectangle or an oval) of pink, here a streak of yellow and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape until it gives your own naïve
Impressionism of the scene before you.”

Monet moved his family to Le Havre, a port town in the Normandy region. While he was a student, Monet did not like being in the classroom. Instead he was more interested in being outside. He filled his schoolbooks with sketches of people including caricatures (make or give a comically exaggerated representation of someone or something) of his teachers.

Monet became known for his caricatures and for drawing many of the town’s residents. He met Boudin (also an artist) who introduced him to paint outdoors or plain air painting (enoting or in the manner of a 19th-century style of painting outdoors, or with a strong sense of the open air). An artist named Camille Pissarro who became a close friend for many years.

Monet met several artist including Aguste Renoir,…
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