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Monet "Impression, Sunrise" 1873. So in love with this painting. This painting/title is why the painters called themselves Impressionists

Claude Monet, Impression sunrise, Impression Sunrise, 1872, 48 x 63 cm, Private Collection. "Impression—I was certain of it. I was just telling myself that, since I was impressed, there had to be some impression in it … and what freedom, what ease of workmanship! Wallpaper in its embryonic state is more finished than that seascape." Claude Monet.

Claude Monet was in almost every sense the founder of French Impressionist painting, the term itself coming from one of his paintings, Impression, Sunrise. As a child, his father wanted him to go into the grocery business, but his heart was in the profession of artistry, and at age 11, he entered Le Havre secondary school of the arts. During his stay at the secondary school, he was known for the caricatures he would draw for the locals for ten to twenty francs each. Five years later, he met…

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