IMPRESSIONISM

Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926)

  • French painter and one of the founders of Impressionism

  • Unsatisfied with traditional art taught at art schools, Monet explored new techniques such as painting en plein air

  • Known for his focus on studying the effects of light and reflections

  • Notable works include Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, La gare Saint-Lazare, Impression, Sunrise, the Rouen Cathedral series etc.

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