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Artist Study: Claude Monet

 Woman with a Parasol: Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. 

This term on Ambleside Online the Artist Study is on Claude Monet.
Great Resources for this artist study can be found listed over at Fisher Academy. (Thanks Amy)

Oscar Claude Monet was born in 1840. He was the founder of the French Impressionist movement.  The Impressionist style was named after what he titled one of his paintings- Impression, Sunrise.
 Impressionist paintings usually include visible brush strokes, natural settings,  open composition, light at different times of day, everyday subjects, people in motion and in different positions,and varied angles. Most Impressionist painters painted en plein air, which is a French expression that means "in the open air". They believed that the natural light and fresh air added to this paining style. Other Impressionist painters include; Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, and Mary Cassatt.

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