Artist Report on Claude Monet

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Artist Report on Claude Monet The artist I researched was man named, Claude Monet. Claude-Oscar Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. When he was five years old, his family moved to Le Havre, a port on the Atlantic Ocean northeast of Paris. Monet’s father owned a grocery store from which he supplied sailors and shipping companies. Monet most likely encountered many colorful characters in his father’s store. He realized his talent for art from drawing sketches of people in his town, which was very interesting to me. In fact, he was not particularly successful at school because he spent most of his time drawing. When he was a teenager, he began to earn money for his drawing. He met his first important teacher, Eugene Boudin, when some of his drawings were exhibited next to Boudin’s paintings in the window of a local shop. His only education was at Le Havre secondary school of the arts. Claude Monet was the one of the founding fathers of French impressionism. In a style not previously before painted, impressionism captured a scene by using bright colors with lots of light and different shades to create the illusion of a glance. He is also one of the leading painters of landscapes in the history of art. Claude painted the variations of lights and shadows that are brought on by the changes of time throughout the day and the seasons. Monet’s style of art was unique because it was his style of art was different than other artists of his time. He painted with globs, streaks, smears and bright colored brush strokes. He mixed different colors together. People of his day didn't like his paintings. Monet painted how he felt about the picture. He didn't care what others thought about his paintings. He kept on painting his style. This style of art came to be known as impressionism. Monet’s work changed the direction of art because the traditional method

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