November 14, 1840 was born one of the world's most famous Impressionist - recognizable in color and thin, filled with light and air landscapes - Claude Monet. He became an artist quirk of fate thousand francs, which he won in a lottery, allowed him to leave work and messenger devote himself to painting. However, in the life of Claude Monet was a lot of surprise.
Painter Claude Monet, who is considered the father of Impressionism, all the colors most-loved painting lily lilies. They grew up in his own pond. Waterlilies paintings the painter more than three hundred.
In addition, he loved to create caricatures of his teachers and he did it as a hobby.
In his youth, Claude Monet was forced to serve in the army, namely, Algeria. But his life he did not "overstretched" as seriously ill with typhoid, and he was sent home.
Painter parents were shocked that he wants to marry his Camilla Donse nudes and did not want to deal with her, even when she gave birth to their grandchildren. The artist has always been rich, and I needed the money. When it is extreme poverty, he was forced to be dependent on their parents, and Camille took care of his friends.
Art Claude Monet did not give large earnings. Despite the fact that even the academic salons appreciated his painting, paintings sold very poorly. Only occasionally winning a hundred thousand francs for the lottery ticket, he was able to throw hateful job and completely surrender to his passion for art.
Claude Monet and Eduard Manet were not just colleagues wrote in the same style. Even their paintings sometimes wore the same name. For example, a product called "Luncheon on the Grass" also have that, and another painter.
Monet once admitted that the three biggest passions in his life - a painting, gardening and beautiful girls.
Monet developed his own technique of painting, putting on canvas short broad brush rough brushstrokes, fatty scattered points, lines, zigzags and thick strokes.
When eventually Monet together with Camilla and her child was evicted from the hotel Fekane, he decided that his misfortunes bowl overfilled. Monet sent the family back, and he desperately planned to commit suicide and tried to drown himself, fortunately, being in the water, he changed his mind.
In 1911 his second wife dies Alice, three years son Jean. At the very start of the impressionist health problems. In Monet develop cataracts, which are a consequence of two operations. Artist dies December 5, 1926 in Giverny. He is buried in the local churchyard.