Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.
Born: November 14, 1840, 9th arrondissement of Paris, Paris, France
Died: December 5, 1926, Giverny, France
Periods: Impressionism, Modern art.
necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.
I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
The richness I achieve comes from Nature, the source of my inspiration.
Monet has been a mayor inspiration to my feeling of freedom of expression in the modern art.