what paintings go well with monet sunrise
La Grenouillere (1869) Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Exquisite plein-air painting of water and people.
The Water Lily Pond: Green Harmony (1899) Musee d’Orsay.
One of a series of eighteen views of Monet’s Japanese style bridge.
The loose brushstrokes of Impression, Sunrise strayed from the more traditional landscapes of the time. The aim of Impression, Sunrise was not to paint a realistic view of the harbor; instead, his style of painting suggests the impressions he felt while looking out the window at the view. The docks in the background are represented by just a few brushstrokes, and in some places the canvas is still visible; rather than striving for realism, Monet was attempting to capture and preserve a certain moment in time.
The first show, LвЂ™Exposition des RГ©voltГ©s, was held in April 1874, featuring Monet and 29 other artists. While the show was not a critical success, it was the first time Monet and his peers were referred to as вЂњImpressionistsвЂќ – although the name was meant to be insulting, the group embraced it. Monet often took the brunt of the criticism leveled at the impressionist movement, as he was its most outspoken advocate and his paintings, more than any others, captured the essence of Impressionism.
Impression, Sunrise depicts the port of Le Havre at sunrise, the two small rowboats in the foreground and the red Sun being the focal elements. In the middle ground, more fishing boats are included, while in the background on the left side of the painting are clipper ships with tall masts. Behind them are other misty shapes that “are not trees but smoke stacks of packboats and steamships, while on the right in the distance are other masts and chimneys silhouetted against the sky.”  In order to show these features of industry, Monet eliminated existing houses on the left side of the jetty, leaving the background unobscured.
Before the 1860s and the debut of Impression, Sunrise, the term “impressionism” was originally used to describe the effect of a natural scene on a painter, and the effect of a painting on the viewer. By the 1860s, “impression” was used by transference to describe a painting which relayed such an effect.  In turn, impression came to describe the movement as a whole.
What does this painting represent? Impression! Impression, I knew it. I was also thinking, since I’m impressed, there must be some impression in there.
To drive his point home, he even called it “The Impressionists’ Exhibition.”
“Caricature on Impressionism, on occasion of their first exhibit,” 1874 (Photo: Wikimedia Commons Public Domain)
In 1872, Monet visited Le Havre. During this holiday, he completed a series of six paintings featuring the Port of Le Havre at various times: daytime, sunset, nighttime, and, of course, dawn.