Claude_Monet My life has been nothing but a failure

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BiographyMonet was born in Paris, France. His family moved to Le Havre in Normandy when he was five. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery store business, but Oscar Monet wanted to paint. Eugène Boudin, an artist who worked extensively on plein air paintings - quick sketches made in open air - at beaches in Normandy, taught him some painting techniques in 1856. Monet had to serve in the army in Algeria. His aunt Lecadre agreed to get him out of the army if he took an art course at a university. He left the army, but he did not like the traditional painting styles the university taught. In 1862 he studied art with Charles Gleyre in Paris, where he met Pierre-Auguste Renoir with whom he founded the Impressionist movement. They painted together and maintained a lifelong friendship. Monet could also use the studio and paint its models for a low cost. He painted Camille Doncieux, and later they were married. He painted Women in the Garden in the late 1860s. They moved to a house in Argenteuil, near the Seine River, after he and his wife had their first child. They lived there for six years until Camille died; he painted her on her death-bed. Monet then moved to a house in Giverny, Eure, in the Haute-Normandie Region where he planted a large garden. In 1872 (or 1873) Monet painted Impression, soleil levant (French: Impression, sunrise - now in the Musée Marmottan, Paris), a landscape of Le Havre, which was hung in the first Impressionist exhibition in 1874. It is said that a hostile critic Louis Leroy used the name "Impressionists" from the title of this picture by commenting that their paints were indeed "impressions" rather than finished works of art. By the third exhibition in 1876 the painters we know as the Impressionists were using the term about themselves. "Water Lily Pond", painted 1899.He married Alice Hoschede in 1892, whom he had an affair with while he was married to Camille. In the 1880s and 1890s Monet painted a series of paintings of the Rouen Cathedral from different points of view and at different times of the day. Twenty views of the cathedral were exhibited at the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1895. He also made series-paintings of haystacks. Monet was exceptionally fond of painting controlled nature - his own garden, his water lilies, his pond, and his bridge. His garden had a meadow with willows and a marsh. He also painted up and down the banks of the Seine. In 1914 Monet began a major new large series of the water lily scenes at the suggestion of his friend, the politician Georges Clemenceau. He is interred in the Giverny Church Cemetery, Giverny, Eure, in the Haute-Normandie, Region of France.

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Hi Claude,I have always loved your use of colour and thank you for inspiring me to stick with my art.


What an amazing failure you were! :) Never mind, only time will tell the failures of this world. Public opinion is rarely of importance.

mesmariah ( Deleted user )

Monet...I could sit in the center of your circle of friends and feel so at home...Manet,Degas,Cassatt,Renoir,Modigliani...they'd all be there. The colors blended by one's vision and the beauty of the art created in such a short period of time,lives on through all of us today!

clkaka ( Deleted user )

love your art, it reminds me of an artist named Turner, very nice style, CC


The quality of your work is astonishing, You are a *true* artist, beautiful work


Greetings master - I do not like your quote - there is no success and there is no failure - life IS...


Masterful work Monsieur Monet, every work is an inspiration, I will continue to be a fan of yours.


Mr. Monet, What a great painter you were! Don't take it lying down, just cause your a bit dead, doesn't mean you can't still create masterpieces! Still hopeful, Lenke


I with pleasure have got acquainted with your creativity. I shall be glad to show you my ENAMEL MOSAIC and to receive your response. Andrey

JP ( Deleted user )

...always been a fan of your work claude.


Thank you for sharing your paintings with our group of artists. I am sure we can all learn something from a world class master like you. :)


wow you must be old