How Did Claude Monet Change The World

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Claude Monet was an essential part of art history. He and some of his fellow comrades put together the first Impressionist exhibition (Tucker). They lead the charge of a new era in art which focused on light. Monet was able to depict nature in a way that had never before been done. His love for art flourished when he was able to find stability in Giverny and produce some of his most famous works. Claude Monet changed the world of art with his unique style known as Impressionism. Monet along with many others, such as Edouard Manet, Patti Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Berthe Morisot, Camille Pissarro, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley were some of the Impressionist that began exploring art in a unique and unusual fashion. In “Claude Monet: Impressionism’s Leading Light” Charles F. Stuckey refers to a quote Monet had made of how he approached his artwork. It reads, “When you go out to paint, try to forget what objects you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives you your own naïve impression of the scene before you.” Monet’s explanation of how he painted fits perfectly with…show more content…
With that in mind, he set out to turn his old dilapidated house into one of beauty. He planted a flower garden set to change with each blooming season. His garden would change from daffodils and tulips to lilacs and azaleas to colorful roses and so many more. He put so much thought and love into each phase of the garden season. In Melissa Burdick Harmon’s “Claude Monet’s Earthly Paradise” she states that one art critic once mentioned, “He reads more catalogs and horticultural price lists than articles on aesthetics.” Monet was able to put his two loves together by creating beautiful works of art through his prosperous

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