Claude Monet was an impressionist painter born November 14, 1840. He also happens to be my favorite painter, and my birthday buddy. Here is some of his best work:
With these paintings, it’s more about the inner impression the viewer gets after digesting the art than about technique. Not to say that impressionists don’t need technique– Monet is a master in color–but it’s not the main focus. His paintings are nature-centered and beautiful, and they have a really soothing effect over me, almost as if I were there, seeing what he’s seeing, even if it’s just a painting I’m looking at through my computer screen.
Happy bday to Monet, master impressionist! And happy bday to me 🙂 Nov. 14 rules!