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French painter Claude Monet was born in 1840
14 November, 2016
Claude Monet French 1840–1926 Waterlilies, evening effect (Nymphéas, effet du soir) (1897) oil on canvas 73.0 x 100.0 cm Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris Gift of Michel Monet, 1966 (inv. 5167) © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, © Bridgeman-Giraudon / Presse
Founder of the impressionism, French painter Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926) is renown as the most prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy, the one who explored the most the “au plain air” painting.
In fact his painting Impression, soleil levant gave the name to the movement.
We would like to highlight two exhibitions that highlight different aspects of his artistic exploration: the first one, the exhibition presented in Canada under the title A bridge to Modernity and another one hosted in 2013 at the Castello di Pavia in Italy, Monet au coeur de la vie.