Claude Monet Giclee Prints (11 - 20)
Living in Paris as a young adult, Claude Monet met many artists who became colleagues and fellow Impressionists. A short stint in the military from 1861 detected Monet of typhoid, forcing him to be dismissed from the Cavalry and subsequently join an art school. However, the boring art mediums left Monet discontent so he then became a student in Paris of Charles Gleyre. Monet’s painting style became known as impressionism because it was similar to that of a loose sketch – meaning first impression – and because one of his earliest works was actually entitled “Impressionism: Sunrise”. He gradually refined his technique during the 70’s and 80’s of the nineteenth century, securing his financial security. He was also gaining notoriety as many artists and art lovers sought after Monet paintings. Monet art had a daring approach that bucked the stoic boundaries of the art societies. One crossroad to cross the line from poverty to imminent fame was in 1869 when Monet created a series of paintings with Renoir which were very well liked by the Parisian middle class society. Monet and Renoir paintings had vivid color and dashing brushstrokes that celebrated the loosely known Impressionist style paintings on canvas.