Biographical details with Claude Monet posters
Born in Paris on November 14, 1840, Monet spent his childhood in the city of Havre. He developed his passion for art
over time, starting with caricatures and then painting, which he studied in Paris in 1859 at the Swiss Academy. As
Monet developed his own style, he faced some financial difficulties because despite the success of "The Woman in a
Green Dress", no art gallery would expose his work. Once the Franco-Prussian War broke out, Monet went to London where
he met the art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel who would eventually buy his works and help in making Monet’s impressionist
paintings known, many of which you can see in our grand display of Claude Monet posters. A small faction of the future
impressionist group met up in 1872 in Argenteuil where the movement’s very first work, Impression, Rising Sun, was
produced and which later gave its name to the movement. This painting was exhibited to the public during the first
impressionist exhibition in 1874 and would indeed mark the height of the impressionist movement, defining Monet as one
of its creators. Many of his finest works are on display here in the form of Claude Monet posters.
Mentors and influences
It was in Le Havre that Monet met Eugene Boudin, one of the first landscape artists to paint outside giving him the
title "The King of the Skies". Boudin noticed the young Monet’s talent and invited him to paint with him in Normandy.
This encouragement proved vital to Monet’s development as a landscape artist, where he learnt from Boudin’s desire to
capture light in his paintings. You can witness this in Claude Monet posters such as Fontainebleau - Claude Monet. The
artist himself also had a great fascination with Japanese art and prints. Monet’s interest in Japanese style was echoed
by French society at large, which experienced a mini-obsession with the oriental in the 19th century. Monet’s most
famous subject, water lilies, is also attributed to his interest in Japanese art. You can see this stunning painting in
Waterlilies - Claude Monet in the Claude Monet posters section.
Claude Monet posters with different subjects
Although all of his subjects seem to be landscapes and plants, Monet would every once in a while devote a painting to
people. These paintings have a similar feel to a candid photo as their expressions do not belie any deep emotion.
Claude Monet posters such as Woman with Parasol, Claude Monet convey the feeling that the wind is blowing and it is as
if the artist has just managed to take a snapshot with paint. Such is the power of these motifs, presenting one of the
most prominent proponents of one of art's most important and iconic movements in the shape of these incredible Claude