Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Claude Monet and Paris

Born in Paris in 1840, Claude Monet is a founder of the impressionist style of painting.

Monet was born to Adolphe and Louise-Justine Monet of 45 Rue Laffitte, in the 9th arrondissement in Paris, but his family moved in 1845 to Le Havre in Normandy when he was five. He was christened as Oscar-Claude at the church of Nortre-Dame-de-Lorette. His father wanted him to go into the family grocery store business, but Claude Monet wanted to become an artist. His mother was a singer, both parents were second-generation Parisians.

Enjoy “The Artist’s Garden at Giverny” Musee d'Orsay, Paris