Thursday, May 6, 2010


Claude Monet is recognised to be one of the founders of The Impressionist Movement. Light is always the "principal character" in Monet' landscapes, and because his purpose was always to seize a changing effect, he adopted the practice to paint the same subject under different conditions of light, at various hours of the day. The examples of Monet's work posted here includes two of a number of studies he made of 'Haystacks' at various times of the day. This type of painting was typical of the 'plein air' approach to painting that the Impressionists are famous for.