Quotes by Claude Monet

Oscar-Claude Monet was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant, which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris. Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons.

The best Quotes and Sayings

My wish is to stay always like this, living quietly in a corner of nature.

Claude Monet
 
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Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

Claude Monet
 
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I am following Nature without being able to grasp her, I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.

Claude Monet
 
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