Claude Monet (1840 – 1926) is recognized as the ‘Father of Impressionism’, movement creating a new aesthetic opposed to academic art.
This style first appeared in the canvases painted by Monet and Renoir at the Île de la Grenouillère, in 1869. They would load their paintbrushes instead of using thin amounts of color to represent shadows.
Delighted by the effects of light, he made innovative use of color and brshstrokes to provide an original vision. Rouen Cathedral and Water Lilies are among principl artistic masterpiece.