Claude Monet (1840 - 1926)

Monet was a French painter (self-portrait above)  and the founder of impressionist. He was fascinated by the effect of light on objects and this led to a series of painting of single subjects painted at different times of days and under different weather conditions, the water lilies sequence is the best known. The pictures on the right illustrate how Monet saw the "japanese bridge", the one above showed distinct outline and the one below was painted
when he developed deteriorating eyesight.


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