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#10

 

I am following Nature without being able to grasp her.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#9
 

It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#8
 

I equated my college life with that of a prison and I could never resolve to spend my time there, even for four hours a day when the sun was shinning bright, the sea was so beautiful and it was so good to run along the cliff-tops in the fresh air or frolic in the sea.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#7
 

I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that's the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#6
 

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. To such an extent indeed that one day, finding myself at the deathbed of a woman who had been and still was very dear to me, I caught myself in the act of focusing on her temples and automatically analyzing the succession of appropriately graded colors which death was imposing on her motionless face.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#5
 

At fifteen, I was known by the whole of Le Havre as a caricaturist. My reputation was so well established that I was commissioned by everyone for these types of portraits. It was in effect, in consideration of the sheer number of commissions that I received as well as the insufficiency of the allowance that I received from my mother, that prompted the audacious decision that I made to charge a fee for my portraits. This of course, scandalised my family. I would charge ten to twenty francs depending on whether I liked the look of my clients or not and this method worked extremely well. In a month, the number of clients had doubled and I was able to charge a fixed rate of twenty francs without reducing in any way the demand. Had I continued this way, I would today be a millionaire!

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#4
 

For me, a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life -- the light and the air which vary continually. For me, it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#3
 

People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#2
 

Every day I discover
more and more
beautiful things.
It’s enough to drive one mad.
I have such a desire
to do everything,
my head is bursting with it.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
#1
 

My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.

--CLAUDE MONET

 
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