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Claude Monet Oil Painting
“Japanese Bridge Over Pool of Water Lilies, 1889”

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The year Monet painted “Japanese Bridge Over Pool of Water Lilies, 1889” Vincent van Gogh's brother Theo got a record price of over 10,000 French Francs for one of Claude's paintings. The previous year Theo had organized a tremendously 
Bridge over a Pool of Water Lilies, 1899, oil on canvas, 36 x 28.6 in / 91.4 x 72.7 cm, US$290
successful one-man exhibition of Monet's paintings at the Boussod and Valadon Gallery in Paris. One wonders why he couldn't sell even one of his brother's paintings while he was still alive.
It's likely that Monet began or actually did most of this painting at Giverny in the summer of 1888. Monet completed by memory at his studio in Giverny many of the paintings in this “Japanese bridge series” — a concept he had staunchly opposed until about 1900. Another painting from the same year is Ravine at La Creuse, Sun Effect.
French painter Claude Oscar Monet (1840-1926) was born in Paris and grew up in Le Havre. He shocked his contemporaries and revolutionized the way art was produced in the 19th century by painting en plein air — outside the studio — the only way he could capture the nuances of shimmering light and opalescent color that only nature could provide. And it was Monet that founded the “impressionist” movement which got its name from his painting “Impression: The Rising Sun” at the first exhibition of impressionist paintings he organized in 1874.
Monet attended the Academie Suisse in Paris with Camille Pissaro from 1859-60. During his enrollment in Charles Gleyre's studio in 1862, he painted alongside Renoir and Sisley. In 1870, he fled to England in with Pissarro and studied the works of Constable and Turner. Although a great caricaturist, Boudin converted him to 
Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French painter who founded the Impressionist movement & created plein air painting, here shown in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny.

landscape painting. In 1883 he settled at Giverny near Paris where he created the extensive water gardens and lily ponds which became the predominant theme in his work. It was there that he painted the series of large-scale paintings of water lilies for which he is so famous.
Above is a photo of Claude Monet in 1923-24 on the Rose Path leading to the house in his garden at Giverny. Monet experienced both poverty and prosperity. Despite failing eyesight, he continued to paint almost until his death on 5 December 1926.
During the Franco-Prussian War, Monet fled to London for two years to avoid conscription into the military. While in London he spent a lot of time with Pissarro which affected his painting style, changing his choice of colors and continually decreasing the size of his brushstrokes.
Monet was sometimes given to bouts of depression and pessimism during and after the Franco-Prussian War, which killed Camille (godfather of Monet's son Jean) and seriously injured Renoir. He took the death of his good friend Camille very badly. But they were prosperous days if not happy ones and enabled him to afford rent large rented homes in Argenteuil with great scenery which were the subject of many of his paintings. Monet lived there with his family for nearly eight years and it was there that he gained his place in history.
His paintings done at Argenteuil became greatly polished and produced a stunning variety of work. He discoverd his great talent for landscapes although it was discouraged by critics at the time. Monet believed nature was a sanctuary from the sadder side of life — particularly commercial development — and he made sure every home he had after the war had a luxurious garden — or he made one.

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