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January 13, 2011
Well, maybe not directly.
But the name of the movement comes from the title of Claude Monet's work, Impression, Sunrise, a painting that so provoked critic Louis Leroy that this was his reply:
"Impression I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it — and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! A preliminary drawing for a wallpaper pattern is more finished than this seascape."
If only we had access to that wallpaper.
Now it appears that the city that once ridiculed his art is rediscovering Claude Monet, who could have made it easier on his critics if they had only listened:
"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."
And some 83,000 people have already found his art is indeed lovable at two exhibitions in Paris this season, at the Grand Palais.
Seventy museums around the world contributed over 200 paintings making it by far the largest retrospective of his works in France in over 30 years.
Another critic, Jonathan Jones of the Guardian, who has the perspective of time, says, "Monet haunts his dreams."
Specifically his Bathers at La Grenouillère, painted in 1869.
Stare at it long enough and it might haunt your dreams too.
One of Monet's greatest achievements is the house he rented in May 1883, at Giverny, on two acres, which he later bought.
There was a barn that doubled as a painting studio, and a "small" garden.
Monet had many architects for his garden, but it was essentially his own creation.
He called it, "his masterpiece."
"It took me time to understand my waterlillies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."
We can all be glad he changed his mind.
Monet was an artist in everything he did; if you can find the out of print "Monet's Table, The Cooking Journals of Claude Monet," you'll see how his passions translated to other talents.
The great artists make you see and feel things differently.
Monet was one the artists of that period who showed us the light.
Restoring Monet's house and garden giverny.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
French Impressionism lilithgallery.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
The Art of Claude Monet artcyclopedia.com Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Who's your favorite impressionist?
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