Oscar-Claude Monet is a famous French painter and one of the founders of the Impressionism movement along with his friends Renoir, Sisley and Bazille. Monet rejected the traditional approach to landscape painting and instead of copying old masters he had been learning from his friends and the nature itself. Monet observed variations of color and light caused by the daily or seasonal changes. To celebrate his 175th anniversary, here are some of his most beautiful and important artworks:
Water Lily Pond, 1900.
Impression (Sunrise), 1872.
Water Lilies, 1919.
Wild Poppies, near Argenteuil, 1873.
Rouen Cathedral: The Portal (Sunlight), 1894.
Beach in Pourville, 1882.
Women in the Garden, 1866.
Garden at Sainte-Adresse, 1867.
The Luncheon, 1868.