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Entries in Claude Monet (5)


Did You Know?

While Claude Monet achieved renown for his beautiful paintings of water lilies and other idyllic natural scenes, he started out drawing the classics: offensive doodles. Monet was a rebellious student who often slacked on his work while drawing caricatures of teachers and peers.


Claude Monet Water Lilies Painting Sells for $43m in New York

Claude Monet - Nympheas (1916-1919) had been expected to fetch $30m-$50m (click photo for larger image)Monet's oil-on-canvas Nympheas - painting in 1905 during the artist's years at Giverny - reached the high end of its $30m-$50m pre-sale estimate.


For info on Claude Monet (1840-1926) visit his page at the Web Museum.


Monet's Water Lilies to Lead Christie's Evening Sale of Impressionist & Modern Art

Claude Monet, Nymphéas. Oil on canvas, painted in 1905, 34 ¾x 38 ¾in. (89.5 x 99.5 cm.). Estimate: $30,000,000-50,000,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2012 (click photo for larger image)

“On November 7, as the star lot of its Evening Sale of Impressionist and Modern Art, Christie’s New York will offer Claude Monet’s Nymphéas, a 1905 view of the lily pond at Giverny from the iconic series that was the crowning achievement of the artist’s career. Estimated at US$30-50 million, the painting is from the Estate of Ethel Strong Allen, widow of the late Wall Street executive Herbert Allen Sr. In keeping with the Allen family’s long tradition of charitable support, the Monet and two Impressionist landscapes by Camille Pissarro and Alfred Sisley were bequeathed by Mrs. Allen to Hackley School, a not-for-profit K-12 independent school in Tarrytown, NY, about 20 miles from Manhattan. Proceeds from their sale will benefit the school’s long-term development goals.”



“Impression, Sunrise” - The Magic of Claude Monet

Claude Monet, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), 1873; Oil on canvas, 48 x 63 cm (19 x 24 3/8"); Musee Marmottan, Paris (click photo for larger image)French painter, initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style, Claude Monet (1840-1926) is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist. His devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career. It is fitting that one of his paintings--Impression: Sunrise--gave the group its name.


Did You Know?

Monet's father disapproved of his painting, he wanted him to be a grocer. In the early days of his career...he would have been better off BEING a grocer! The choice to become an artist wasn’t one that pleased many parents. Michelangelo’s father and uncle beat him repeatedly for his insistence on becoming a “common stone cutter.”