Claude Monet - Subtle contrast between red and green, and creation of green out of grays using relative colors, mid tone through drastic high and low temperature balance, canvas shape allows a lot of background with a close foreground.
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Monet: My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece!
Claude Monet (1840-1926) lived at Giverny for 43 years, from 1883 to his death in 1926. A passionate horticulturist, his garden became a work of art as well as a subject for his paintings. From the Iris garden to his huge waterlily canvases, the garden at Giverny was the focus for some of Monet’s greatest works of art.
French Impressionists, Edgar Degas (Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas), always stood apart both in his approach to painting, in which he considered himself a realist rather than an Impressionist and in his emphasis on drawing.