The master in a bowler hat
Claude Monet, born on November 14, 1840, in Paris, already started at an early age to work with light and color. Concrete themes increasingly lost importance giving way to abstract images. He got together with other artists and set up his brush and easel in open spaces. In 1865, he was permitted to show his first painting in the Salon de Paris, which was a great honor.
We've bought notecards and posters with his motives, but what makes the works of Impressionist Claude Monet so accessible? A show of his works in Switzerland sheds light on the talent of the French master.
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