Impression Sunrise, 1872: Canvas Replica Painting: Medium
By artist Claude Monet (1840-1926), in the Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
Perhaps Monet's most important work, this piece is a very loose interpretation of the harbor of Le Havre in France. Monet titled it "Impression" since, in his view, it could not be truly taken for a view of Le Havre. The title of this piece was later used in a vicious review of the art exhibition in which it was shown by Louis Leroy, who inadvertently named the new art movement "Impressionism" from his harsh mocking of the show as "The Exhibition of the Impressionists." This piece has an interesting history; it was stolen from the Musee Marmottan Monet in 1985 by Philippe Jamin and Youssef Khimoun, but was recovered in 1990. It is now back on display in the museum. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its bold brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. Our replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin in a deep ebony hue highlighted by a faux mat and a classic, understated border in an antique gold finish.
Medium: 26.75"Wx21.75"H. framed (20.5"Wx15.5"H. image size, 3.125"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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