B Y J O R D A N
W R I T T E N
CONTENTS This is a Digital Booklet dedicated to the very talented French artist, Claude Monet. Â
Page 1 Early life Page 2 Artistic Style Page 3 Influences and inspiration Page 4 Reviews Page 5 Personality Â
Monet was born in Paris on November 14th in 1840. Claude was the 2nd child in his family. Adolphe Monet was the boss of the family grocer business and his mother, Louise Justine AubrĂŠe Monet, Later the family moved to Normandy when Claude was 5 years old. He always knew that he wanted to be an artist instead of going into the family grocery business. The main reason he went to school was to learn technique. At age 15, Monet was known to be a caricaturist (exaggerated portrait artist) Through an exhibition of Monetâ€™s drawings he met artist Euguene Boudin at who taught the aspiring Artist to paint outdoors. Monet learned to enjoy painting natural scenes/landscapes as he saw them rather then other artists before him. An interruption of his artistry life was briefly serving in the military until AN ILNESS FORCED HIM TO RETURN back home. He then met several budding artists including pierre-auguste WHO BEGAN EXPERIMENTING WITH THE NEW STYLE THAT HAD LATER BECOME IMPRESSIONISM.
â€œEveryone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.â€? - Claude Monet
ARTISTIC STYLE Monet used the style of impressionism, which he co-created. The style is painting using the "en plein air" technique in which one focuses on the lights reflections on various surfaces as opposed to focusing on details in the picture itself. Â
Published on Jul 28, 2012