Camille Monet on a Garden Bench, 1873: Canvas Replica Painting: Small
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By artist Claude Monet (1840-1926), in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This is one of Monet's rare genre-style works. His wife Camille is arranged on a bench with a distinct look of grief on her face, depicting her deep sadness over the loss of her father which occurred in September, 1873. The man in the picture was identified by Monet himself as a neighbor visiting at the time to share his condolences, bringing with him a note and gift bouquet, seen next to Camille on the bench. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. With bas-relief organic styling, the multi-tiered, replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin and highlighted with an aged gold-toned finish.
Small: 15"Wx13"H. framed (8.5"Wx6.5"H. image size, 3.25"W. frame)
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   Claude Monet (1840-1926)




Claude Monet's paintings are considered to be exemplary of the philosophy of Impressionism, which was to show one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from Monet's painting, Impression, Sunrise and Monet himself was a founder of French Impressionism painting.

Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840 in Paris, but moved to the port town of Le Havre when he was 5 years old. For much of his childhood, Monet was considered by his parents and teachers to be undisciplined and, therefore, unlikely to succeed in life. He enjoyed creating caricatures and by the age of 15, was receiving commission for his work. Fellow artist Eugene Boudin taught young Monet the en plein air techniques for painting. He was the in initiator, leader and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style that can be seen in paintings such as Bordighera. Monet's paintings such as Nympheus and Water Lilies at Giverny were inspired by his home and garden in Giverny. He was buried in a nearby cemetery after succumbing to lung cancer in 1926.

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