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message 1: by Michel (last edited Jul 31, 2018 06:46AM) (new)

Michel (michel_hachem) | 2 comments ---------------, (born November 14, 1840, Paris, France—died December 5, 1926, Giverny), French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the style later to be known after one of his paintings title.
In his mature works, --------- developed his method of producing repeated studies of the same motif in series, changing canvases with the light or as his interest shifted. These series were frequently exhibited in groups—for example, his images of haystacks (1890/91) and the Rouen cathedral (1894). At his home in Giverny, --------- created the water-lily pond that served as inspiration for his last series of paintings. His popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century, when his works traveled the world in museum exhibitions that attracted record-breaking crowds and marketed popular commercial items featuring imagery from his art.


In Short:
-initiator of the style later to be known after a title of one of his paintings.
-was fascinated by light and the ephemeral moment
- went to create later in his life, after the death of his wife and son, a series of more than 200 water lilies paintings.

Side note: for fear that they might relocate his paintings, asked that his water lilies paintings be glued to the museum wall.


message 2: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Jul 31, 2018 07:28AM) (new)

Heather | 8385 comments Claude Monet!

Thank you for posting this summary of his bio, Michel!


message 3: by Heather, Moderator (last edited Jul 31, 2018 07:32AM) (new)

Heather | 8385 comments Michel wrote: "Side note: for fear that they might relocate his paintings, asked that his water lilies paintings be glued to the museum wall."

I didn't know that about asking that his paintings be glued to the museum wall, interesting fact! Thank you!


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