Claude Monet is one of the most famous painters in World History. His impressionist style is considered the most prolific expression of natural perception in human history. Monet painted scenery and landscapes like never seen before and with staggering detail and grace.
Here are a few of the things that you might learn about the paintings and works of Claude Monet by visiting an exhibition of his artwork, like the one I recently had the privilege of visiting in beautiful Denver, Colorado.
Many Monet Series are Painting of the Same Location
His portrayal of landscapes was nothing short of amazing, and Monet took it upon himself to paint the same natural features from different angles or perspectives as to bring out the full beauty of the scenery.
One such example that I witnessed was of a beachside bluff, painted from many leagues away. Monet then repositioned himself closer to the bluff and repainted the same scene with even more detail and fervor – and then again, with even more detail. He would position himself many more times to create a series of paintings of the same scene each with attention to different details to draw your eyes and heart to different points of interest in the scene.
Monet Was Lucky Enough to Realize Success During His Lifetime
Many painters, authors, composers, and craftsmen between the 17th and 20th centuries never financially reaped the rewards of their labors, or had gone massively underappreciated in their time only to be discovered posthumously.
Monet, on the other hand, was able to see success and realize the fruits of his art during his lifetime. His fortunes turning, he was able to purchase a large estate with surrounding gardens and grounds for his family in northern France. The gardens served as a perfect backdrop for many of Monet’s paintings, and are now revered as a historic landmark in France to this day.
Monet Reprints are Available if your Artwork is Lost or Damaged
To this day, many people – whether fervent fans of classic art or not – are owners of Monet artwork for display in commercial or residential settings. If your property is flooded, a water damage restoration company might not be able to salvage or repair a Monet piece that you owned.
In this case, you will be able to find reprints of his artwork at reasonably affordable prices to replace your damaged works.
A Monet Exhibit is an Unforgettable Experience
While you may have a favorite Monet piece or series, nothing can replace the feeling of absorbing all of Monet’s artwork in a single place, in addition to the knowledge and history gained by visiting an exhibit. You truly get the full breadth of his impact and works when you get to see them all together in one place.
I recommend that you set aside some time to visit the nearest exhibit in your area in order to expand your understanding of art – as I was able to do with the Monet Exhibit in Denver, Colorado.