Claude Monet

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Monet prints are famous all over the world with Monet himself now established as one of the most respected and influential artists of all time.

The popularity of impressionism and Monet's connection to it's inception means his role in the development towards modern art was critical and the qualities in his paintings make them highly popular as art print reproductions for those looking to add his colour and imagination to their homes.

ClaudeMonetprints.org covers hundreds of the best prints available to buy from the career of Claude Monet, and ten of his best paintings are included below, along with further information on this famous French painter.

Claude Monet produced several series of paintings based on his specially created back garden, the best known of which were the water lilies.

These beautiful flowers offered a great opportunity for Monet to experiment with his studies of light at different times of the day, as his garden was obviously so easily accessible. The beauty of this water-based flower makes it an ideal choice for both Monet and those looking to add suitable art to their homes, thanks to the purple shades on offer.

One part of Monet's study was to approach subjects like his Water Lilies at different times of the day, across seasons and even over a period of years as his new garden started to bed in after it's initial creation. The diary of colour and light is easy to follow through Monet's print portfolio found from the links in this website.

The link above from the Water Lilies artwork takes you to the Monet gallery, where many other versions of Monet's Waterlilies series are available to match your taste, whatever the dimensions, colours and style that would best suit your own home.

For those looking to enjoy some of the Waterlilies series originals in person, there are some available in the permanent collections of the Tate Modern in London and The Louvre in Paris.

Poppies Blooming was not a major work by Monet at the time of his career, in comparison to Claude Monet's series of works such as Haystacks and Waterlilies, but this has not stopped Poppies Blooming from becoming one of the most purchased art print reproduction of any artist or movement in recent years.

Whilst other Claude Monet paintings have achieved greater academic success, the colours and tranquil view in Poppies Blooming has made it a very popular choice with the global art public, with framed prints being particularly common choices for those who immediately love it's bright colours and want to see them in their own homes.

Monet was an artist who captured flowers and plants in large numbers of his works, which is not surprising for an artist who made his reputation as a skilled landscape artist above all else. Beyond Poppies Blooming, there are many further prints by Monet that capture the artistic qualities of the natural world, sometimes within a landscape, and other times as pre-planned indoor scenes.

Monet is one of the most respected landscape artists of all time and for those looking to understand more about landscape prints you should use Landscapeprints.org which will bring more great artists to your attention that perhaps you were not aware of before, as well as covering artists you do know in great detail, and offering many more of their landscape paintings.

Impression Sunrise

Impression, Sunrise is perhaps Monet's most influential painting as it laid the foundations for the impressionist art movement and is even from where the art group's name came.

The work features Monet's typical balance of colour into a dreamy landscape with objects visible but only as part of an overall landscape which gives a calming feeling to the viewer.

The print of Impression Sunrise can bring these fantastic colours to your home, with giclee prints offering the best reproduction of colours in most cases.

Monet produced many seascape which covered in most cases some level of human involvement rather than just covering a natural seascape. In some cases this would involve boats passing through or city locations based around key rivers like the Thames.

As with the other series of paintings produced by Claude Monet which are featured in this homepage or elsewhere on ClaudeMonetPrints.org, Impression Sunrise was covered several times by a painter who loved to experiment with the different impacts that environmental conditions such as light would have on his chosen subject.

Japanese Bridge

Japanese Bridge prints are another popular choice from the Claude Monet garden along with his classic waterlilies as shown earlier. Japanese art was classicly loved by many key artists around the 19th and 20th century and Monet chose to produce many Japanese prints within his long career.

The likes of Monet and Van Gogh were sold on items such as traditional Japanese Wooden Block prints amongst other things and this helped to encourage Monet to go to the extreme lengths of planning and implementing a Japanese-style bridge within his new customised garden next to his home in France.

The beauty of this painting was that it captures both Monet's Japanese bridge and his waterlilies along with the landscape of the garden behind, giving great topics for interest and an impressive array of bright colours, which was typical for a impressionist artist producing artwork at their best.

The Japanese Bridge appeared again in many series of paintings as Monet studied the effect of light and season on the bridge and it's surrounding foliage. Monet's garden is world famous thanks to the use of it in so many of his best paintings, and the bridge arguably became the main focal point of the whole place.

Haystacks

Haystacks was another great series of paintings by Claude Monet who used them to portray the different on an object's appearance as the environment around it changes over time.

Key factors that Monet studied were the differences in light and colour of an object and it's direct influence on others as a day or season progressed.

The differences were easy to understand when parts of the Haystacks series are displayed together offering subtle but important variations from one to the next.

The print above is the most loved piece from the Haystacks series and many choose it as a framed art print for their own home.

Framed Monet prints are the best option because of the professional finish that framing can bring, with giclees the best form of art print because of their accurate colour reproductions of any artist's original works which for Monet's impressionist paintings is crucial.

As well as offering such framed giclee art prints, the Art.com Monet gallery linked to from this page also offers unframed prints, posters, wall murals, tapestries and cheap print alternatives for those with smaller budgets.

Rouen Cathedral

Woman with Parasol

Camille Monet, wife of Claude for many years, was used in many of Claude Monet's best loved oil paintings, as seen above in the Madame Monet art print, also sometimes refered to as the Woman with a Parasol.

Her obvious close connection to Claude as well as his interest in how women were excellent topics for portraits, meant she was always likely to appear in some of his art.

Claude also chose to include Camille Monet as mother to their child in several paintings that covered the two together, and this sybolises the way in which women were generally thought of at the time and their role in society.

It is only recently in at history that women have managed to be portrayed in more varied ways matching their improved importance in society and the greater opportunities and independance that many now enjoy.

Other appearances of Madame Camille Monet and her children included Claude Monet paintings such as Camille Monet & Child in Artists Garden, Camille et Jean Monet au Jardin, Méditation. Madame Monet au canapé, Camille Doncieux, Camille Monet on a Garden Bench, Camille Monet on Her Deathbed, Camille, Monet's First Wife, on the Beach and Camille Monet, the Painter's First Wife.

Poplars

Poplars on the Banks of the Epte, Autumn, 1891

Houses of Parliament

Claude Monet produced several series of paintings outside of his native France through extended trips to key locations around Europe which included the UK and Italy.

Monet found the London architecture as an excellent topic for one such series of works which he completed whilst living for a short period in the English capital city. Houses of Parliament above was created in a similar style to Impression, Sunrise and the charming colour gradients leave a specific impressionist finish to the painting.

Monet's other London-based works continued on this theme with several other portraits of the London Houses of Parliament within different light balances as well as further key points of the city's landscape such as Charing Cross Bridge. These paintings still work well today as the subjects use still exist within today's London.

Aside from London, Monet also produced several works in Venice, Italy as well as other parts of France where he would take time from his custom garden to travel around the country and enjoy as much of the wonderful landscape on offer in France as he could.

Few artists before or since have managed to capture the beauty of the European landscape to the same level of Claude Monet and it is important to remember that he was also pushing boundaries within artistic norms of the day as a spearhead for impressionist art.

The Houses of Parliament, London, with the Sun Breaking Through the Fog, 1904

Saint-Lazare Train Station

Artist's House at Argenteuil

The print linked to above is a stretched canvas which are also popular alongside giclee art prints as a way of enjoying Claude Monet's career in your own home. Stretched canvases tend to be more expensive than unframed art prints but have the advantage of more accurate detail and also a finish which does not need any type of framing done.

Lavender gardens, as seen above, make great topics of study for many different reasons. The main advantage of them is their inherent colours that are bold purples against the rest of the backdrop which proves a very popular colour scheme.

Lavender also has a romantic feel because of it's use as a calming base for perfume and the charming surroundings that normally appear in areas of Lavender fields such as many areas of France.

Luncheon at Argenteuil is another key scene from Monet's garden with more detail and inclusion of human life in this one than he would normally do. The success of this painting was Monet's inclusion of classic looking women and charming children playing which are topics that many people appreciate and are attracted to as a great topic for art.

Bridge at Argenteuil

Snow at Argenteuil

Garden at Sainte-Adresse

Regatta at Sainte-Adresse

Cliff Walk at Pourville

Path Through the Corn at Pourville

Cliffs and Sailboats at Pourville

Morning on the Seine

Artist's Garden at Giverny

The art prints above and below are further examples of the extraordinary garden that Monet created for himself over several years as he needed to find suitable subjects for his works that were as easy as possible to reach.

As his health suffered it seemed very sensible to create a garden in the back of his house which offered topics for his art in great proximity as well as giving him full creative freedom to have things exactly as he wished, as with the waterlilies and the Japanese bridge.

Once the new garden had developed and become what it's owner had wished it quickly became an incredible opportunity for study with endless opportunities for things to paint with great numbers of angles offered to a long list of features around this detailed creation.

When this is considered it is certainly unsurprising to discover the Claude Monet's garden is now a huge attraction for art fans from all over the world.

The print below is of a lavender field, also from Monet's garden, at an angle quite different from the many other works produced over the years by this great artist from his beautiful garden. The two prints above and below show the results of looking at similar items from different angles and at different times of the year.