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Claude Monet Paintings at the world-wide auctions

Sunday, 17 May 2009

claude monet paintingsThe founder of such a popular and the most demanded at the world art auctions trend in impressionist painting is the famous French painter Claude Oscar Monet. In his painting ‘Le dejeuner sur l'herbe' created in 1866 Monet first realized his novateur vision of the world breaking all adopted traditions of academic painting. Monet set the main accents to reproduce a passing impression with a photograph precision, and painting the effect of light and plain air with broken color and rapid brushstrokes, in what later came to be known as Impressionism.

The original of this painting was not reserved because the poor artist had to pay for the rent, though the reduction of it was kept instead which allows assessing artistic approaches by Monet that initiated the entire style.

These very devices were accepted with criticism by masters of classic school of art who rejected to agree to the new way of writing (lack of smooth swing from light to shadow, absence of distinct contours of figures).

Monet had to live in a very poor conditions for about twenty years after he painted a couple of works in the impressionism style since pictures were not so demanded, and rare buyers asked the pictures for a song.

By the time passing the original paintings of the artist pleased the tastes of the society elite and to the extent that Monet could buy his own house in Giverny for the money paid for his paintings.

And now the plot of his paintings changes and the main attention of the artist is paid to create an individual expressiveness of color gamut and some kind of ornamentality that pushed Monet to create panel pictures.

Becoming more popular and demanded artist, Monet affords spending a lot of time in his garden where he practices landscape design techniques. He creates a picturesque and miracle world of water and plants followed by series of the best works representing kinds of ponds with floating water lilies.

Claude Monet drew his inspiration from the water garden within twenty years. Every day he woke up at five o'clock in the morning, came to the pond and created his works from reflections of nature in the pond glassy surface. That time the painter was loosing his sight and may be that was the reason why small details and nuances were replaced by large strokes of paint reveling effect of light and shadow. Dozens of works, created by the painter that period, became incredibly famous, yet many connoisseurs of painting dreamed about picking them up in collections.

One of his works ‘Water Lilies' wrote by the painter in 1904 was sold at Sotheby's in 2007 for USD 36,5 million.

Yet, at the London Christie's in June 2007 Claude Monet's ‘Waterloo Bridge in Gloomy Weather' was sold for a record USD 36 million. Primarily experts predicted fewer amounts, twice as little, than they really acquired, but the anonymous buyer had no intentions to spend a fortune for this painting. And recently in London at Sotheby's another work by Claude Monet ‘Haystacks, (sunset)' was sold for GBP 10 million, while there was a struggle lasting three days between those who wished to buy the picture.

Monet's paintings keep setting new records on sale. Thus, the early painting ‘Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil' of the great impressionist painted in 1873, was sold for USD 41.5 million in May 2008 at the Christie's evening auction in New York. The primary cost of this painting presenting the most famous bridge of impressionism epoch made USD 36,5 million. Claude Monet portrayed this bridge five times, and experts supposed that it was first portraying of the bridge in the history of painting.

Day by day Claude Monet was getting popular and the cost of his paintings grew respectively on a regular basis. Now paintings of the great impressionist are not only of high value but they are also an excellent investment of assets.

Claude Monet lived a long and interesting life and died in 1926 in his favorite house in Giverny. He was a happy person that is rare for the talented painter. He managed to combine painting and gardening techniques, did what he wanted to do and that was also profitable, he loved and was loved. Enjoying fame when alive, he is still reputed and the most favorite painter of our time.

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m. scott  - woman holding long stem flower   |2009-12-22 05:12:28
did monet do a painting of a woman
standing in a garden with flowers
all around her and she holding a flower in her left hand and the flower is in front of her cheek
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