11 July 2009

Monet's Poppies in Giverny

Monet's Purple Poppies in Giverny

Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting.The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise. Claude Monet lived in Giverny a small town one hour from Paris where he painted his Waterlilies, Nympheas and all the other beautiful flowers in his spectacular garden.

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