What type of paintings did Claude Monet paint?
Claude Monet was born in Paris, but moved to Normandy when he was five. His father wanted him to run the family grocery store, good choice Claude. Claude Monet was an impressionist, in fact his painting Impression, Sunrise was the inspiration for naming the art movement of the 19th century impressionism.
Impressionism is characterised by a few specific techniques:
- Thick short stokes painted in a sketchy way giving an impression of the subject rather than a detail copy.
- They left brush strokes on the canvas, adding a new dimension of familiarity with the personality of the artist.
- Black was not used to darken colors, instead they would mix the color with darker colors.
- They did not wait for each layer to dry.
- They worked outdoors.