Claude Monet

Paris 1840 - Giverny 1926


“When you go out to paint, try to forget what object you have before you, a tree, a house, a field or whatever. Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow, and paint it just as it looks to you, the exact color and shape, until it gives your own naïve impression of the scene before you”

Le dejeuner sur l'herbe, 1865-6, Orsay, Paris

Femmes au jardin, Orsay, Paris

View of Ventimiglia, 1884, Kelvingrove, Glasgow

Eglise d Vernon, brovillard, 1894, Rosengart Collection Lucerne




1.  Fauvism, Sarah Whitfield, Thames and Hudson, 1991.