Claude Monet was born on February 14, 1840 in Paris. When he was five years old, the family moved to Normandy, Le Havre. My father wanted to become a grocer and Claude joined the family business, but the son was fond childhood visual art, in particular with pleasure drew cartoons. On the coast of Normandy Monet met Eugene Boudin, a well-known landscape painter and one of the forerunners of Impressionism. Boudin showed young artist some of the techniques of painting from life. In 1860, Monet was drafted and ended up in Algeria, but from the position of seven years has left it only two years old, he contracted typhus, and intervene aunt helped the artist to demobilize.
Monet went to university at the Faculty of Arts, but quickly became disillusioned with the approach to there tsarivshem painting. After leaving school, he soon entered the studio painting, which was organized by Charles Gleyre. In the studio, he became acquainted with artists such as Auguste Renoir and Frederic Bazille and Alfred Sisley. They were almost contemporaries, held similar views on art, and soon formed the core group of Impressionists. In Academy Suisse, he met Pissarro and Cezanne. In the 1860s, young artists are introduced to Zola, and Manet.
Significant role in the work of Claude Monet, played by his work in 1869 in Bougival, where he wrote zucchini 'La Grenuyer' together with the Renoir. They created paintings marked the birth of a new artistic direction – Impressionism. In 1866 Monet paints a portrait of Camilla Dons. ("Camille, or a portrait of a lady in a green dress"). Camilla then became the wife of the artist, and they had a son, Jean. The first significant work, sums up the creative exploration of this period, began to Monet 'Luncheon on the Grass' (1865-1866), he wrote the program after the eponymous work of Edward Manet. The real work is not extant: the artist left it at the expense of paying for housing in the village of Chailly, near which he worked. But it remained a smaller version, which allows an overall view of the picture. Plot picture is simple: in the woods is home to several well-dressed men and women. Juicy dark-green range with a splash of brown and black traditions like Barbizon school, but unlike their the gathering dusk, and motion 'wet' painting of the atmosphere arising from the nuances of tone letters, filled with a transparent canvas, delightful in their everyday life and the reality of air. read more