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Saturday, May 18, 2013

A CONTINUATION OF 'SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE FRENCH BLOG PARTY'

TODAY IS MY SECOND POSTING FOR THE FRENCH BLOG PARTY.  I HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING OTHER BLOGS WHO ARE ALSO PARTICIPATING IN ANITA'S 'CASTLES, CROWNS, AND COTTAGES' BLOG PARTY.  TODAY,  I AM GOING TO BE HIGHLIGHTING CLAUDE MONET THE FAMOUS PARIS, ARTIST.
GIVERNY WAS THE HOME OF CLAUDE MONET
It was here that Claude Monet painted many of his famous water lily paintings.  I am going to share some of my favorite paintings by Monet.

CLAUDE MONET WAS BORN IN PARIS ON NOVEMBER 14TH, 1840.
At a very young age he wanted to become an artist.   After studying with a few famous artists, and also attending an art school, he began painting in the Impressionistic style, which was painting the effects of real light out in the open, using broken color and rapid brushstrokes.
He married Camille Concieux who became the model for many of the women he portrayed in his paintings.
She was the model for the painting 'Woman in the Green Dress'.


'WOMAN IN THE GREEN DRESS'  1866
'BRIDGE OVER A POND OF WATER LILIES' 1899 is probably one of his most well known paintings.
'THE ARTIST'S GARDEN AT VETHEUIL' 1880 (SO HE DIDN'T JUST LIVE AT GIVERNY).
AN ACTUAL PHOTO OF THE BRIDGE OVER THE WATER LILIES.
'POPPIES BLOOMING' 1873
'THE GARDEN IN FLOWER' 1900  THE VIBRANCY OF THE COLORS AND LIGHT IN THIS PAINTING IS MAGNIFICENT.
I HOPE YOU HAVE ENJOYED THIS VIRTUAL GALLERY TOUR OF CLAUDE MONET.
PLEASE VIEW MY PREVIOUS POST ABOUT MARIE ANTOINETTE IF YOU MISSED MY FRIDAY, MAY 17TH POSTING.  AND I WILL BE DOING ANOTHER NEW POST ON SUNDAY, MAY 19TH...SO STAY TUNED FOR MORE FRENCH ENCHANMENT!

posted by Teresa

8 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

TERESA!

I am so happy to come and get some Monet sunshine; it is raining here, but it's quite beautiful since now my garden is starting to wake up in neon green and purples! Monet is the epitome of impressionistic art for ME....to think of how he saw the world and was able to share it is phenomenal, and your choice of pics today is stunning. THANK YOU for your contribution to this wonderful party; I have had so much fun traveling about! ENJOY YOURSELF! Anita

Palomasea said...

And there is our magnificent hostess! :))) Bonjour Anita!!

Teresa, you love Monet too?
Oh, he is one my very favorite artists...what beauty...
And my birthday is one day after his... ;)
Thank you so much for sharing some of your favorite Monet paintings...so gorgeous...
xoxo

It's me said...

Again posting !! ,.....lovely weekend darling....love Ria...xxx..

Maria dolores Lopez godoy said...

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Palomasea said...

Good Evening, Dear Teresa! Thank you so much for visiting my petit cafe...perhaps someday we will have a chance to sit at a lovely cafe...we'll talk Paris, Monet, and all things beautiful, and eat macarons!.. :) You know, if you have a Trader Joe's near you, they sell little colorful macarons in the freezer section..they are made in France. They're yummy...
The ones on my blog are from a local patisserie...but it's interesting...the pastry shop near us run by a Frenchman does not have very tasty macarons...
The ones I get are made by an American woman...go figure! :)
Yes, of course, dear friend...you are entered in the drawing!
I actually wanted to send you a little something...do you wear pierced earrings? I would love to know your favorite colors as well...I've been meaning to do this for quite some time...
Merci encore, and I wish you a beautiful Sunday!
Hugs,
- Irina

Jeri Landers said...

What I really like about Monet, is that he himself designed the gardens,the pond, the bridge from nothing, and on a vast scale. He planted color combinations specifically for painting. I wonder how many times he painted that bridge.

Marsha Splenderosa said...

I really love the works of Monet as his ethereal and evocative works speak to me. So happy to meet you from Anita's party.

Jennifer said...

I do love Monet, his use of colours is so exquisite and dreamy.