monet art style
In 1859 Monet went back to Paris to study art. There he met other artists of the time, including Renoir and Sisley. Together with them he started experimenting with painting in nature.
Monet’s style of impressionism was all about nature. In his works he tried to capture nature as it appeared to him at the moment. He also experimented with light and shadow and how they changed during different times of the day. В Some artists of the time criticised Monet and his style because they lacked detail and did resemble finished paintings.
They painted in a new way, in a style that wasn’t highly finished nor realistic, and their subjects were neither classical nor historical. At the time it was a dramatic departure from convention, and the painters were ridiculed by critics and society.
Asked in 1905 what colors he used, Monet said: “The point is to know how to use the colors, the choice of which is, when all is said and done, a matter of habit.”
Besides the cathedral, Monet painted several things repeatedly, trying to convey the sensation of a certain time of day on a landscape or a place. He also focused the changes that light made on the forms of haystacks and poplar trees in two different painting series around this time. In 1900, Monet traveled to London, where the Thames River captured his artistic attention.
Monet sometimes got frustrated with his work. According to some reports, he destroyed a number of paintings—estimates range as high as 500 works. Monet would simply burn, cut or kick the offending piece. In addition to these outbursts, he was known to suffer from bouts of depression and self-doubt.
Monet is one of the founders of impressionism born on 14 November 1840. Impressionism got started when several painters started seeing natural lighting into their work of art. Monet and his fellow saw the world with a different touch of freshness through lighting. Their style for the forefront of the image is the light and color created by it. The key importance of the impressionist style were the manner in which the sun or the moon clad objects in such different types of light.
The key to the impressionist movement was Claude Monet’s style as he portray light and color in a clever way. In order to depict this kind of element into his art, he went as far as the Mediterranean and other locations in Central Europe. Its this exploration that gave both to such an expertise and genius of artist is movement, and influencing artists till date.
Agapanthus, between 1914 and 1926, Museum of Modern Art, New York
Monet’s friend Ernest Hoschedé became bankrupt, and left in 1878 for Belgium. After the death of Camille Monet in September 1879, and while Monet continued to live in the house in Vétheuil, Alice Hoschedé helped Monet to raise his two sons, Jean and Michel. She took them to Paris to live alongside her own six children,  Blanche (who married Jean Monet), Germaine, Suzanne, Marthe, Jean-Pierre, and Jacques. In the spring of 1880, Alice Hoschedé and all the children left Paris and rejoined Monet at Vétheuil.  In 1881, all of them moved to Poissy, which Monet hated. In April 1883, looking out the window of the little train between Vernon and Gasny, he discovered Giverny in Normandy.    Monet, Alice Hoschedé and the children moved to Vernon, then to the house in Giverny, where he planted a large garden and where he painted for much of the rest of his life. Following the death of her estranged husband, Monet married Alice Hoschedé in 1892.