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The Major Works of Claude Monet

We owe to the painter Claude Monet works of art and famous paintings, which belong to Art History and have truly given birth to the Impressionist movement.

Claude Monet, Impression, Soleil levant, 1872

This painting is the first to be considered as the trademark of the Impressionist movement. It was shown during the first exhibition of the Impressionist Fair in 1874.

Claude Monet, Les Coquelicots à Argenteuil, 1873

This painting was exhibited during the first Impressionist Salon in 1874. It shows a poppy field where, in the foreground, a woman holds a parasol and wears a straw hat with a child at her side. A row of trees makes up the background with another woman and child who resemble the ones in the foreground.

Claude Monet, La Gare Saint-Lazare, 1877

Monet painted the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris twelve times, so inspired was he by the modern landscape of the city at the time.

Claude Monet, Le Bassin aux nymphéas, 1897-1899

Claude Monet’s White Water Lily series (Les Nymphéas) totaled around 250 oil paintings. He drew inspiration from his water garden at his Giverny residence. The Orangery Museum houses the totality of the wall paintings from this series, as instructed by Monet when he donated them to the State.

Claude Monet, Les Meules, fin de l'été 1891

The Haystacks (Les Meules) correspond to a series of paintings at the end of the 1890 summer harvest up to the end of the summer in 1891. The haystacks are in the middle of a field near Monet’s Giverny house.

Claude Monet, La Cathédrale de Rouen, 1892-1893

Monet also did a series of paintings with the Rouen Cathedral as its central theme. In total, thirty paintings represent the cathedral at different times of the day from different perspectives.

Monet's painting, Le Mont Kolsaas en Norvège, 1895

We are glad to have presented you Claude Monet and his paintings, symbols of his genius. PARISCityVISION guides you around for you to discover Monet and Giverny, where the artist has live more than 40 years.