A founder of Impressionism, French artist Claude Monet (1840 – 1925) strongly influenced landscape painters with his portrayals of the effects of atmosphere, time and season upon light and color. His groundbreaking work digressed from established techniques of depicting the natural world. Specifically creating a garden at his Giverny home for the purpose of painting it, “Artist’s Garden at Giverny, 1900” is an ethereal interplay of hue and daylight
Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) pioneered Impressionism, profoundly influencing landscape painting. From Paris, Monet met the nucleus of his Impressionist group while attending the studio of Glenyre. Making a break from established painting techniques, Monet captured the fleeting effects of time of day, atmosphere and season upon color and light. Like a prism, his artwork broke color into individual elements, and completely lacked black and gray tones. Monet often painted the exact same view numerous times to depict changing light and weather conditions. Refining the portrayal of natural light’s transient effects, his work broke ground for 20th century modernism.