Friday, February 17, 2012

Monet's Tranquility, Inspired by Monet by k Madison Moore

Monet's Tranquility

14 x 14 inches Oil on Canvas

Art within Art Series

I went for a whole new perspective with this Art within Art Painting. Instead of a close up, or a section of a room I wanted to do the entire room. Making the windows really high makes the room look so grand which then of course I had to add the baby grand piano. A piano painted just for Monet.
I especially like the way the crystal chandelier brightens the room and adds a jeweled affect to the composition.

Imagine a pianist sitting in this grand room overlooking playing beautiful music overlooking Monet's
Japanese foot bridge over the water lily pond in his garden of Giverny.
Monet painted several paintings of this bridge on his property.

Claude Monet  born Oscar Claude Monet (14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926), was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plien-air landscape painting.

When Monet traveled to Paris to visit the Louvre, he witnessed painters copying from the old masters. Having brought his paints and other tools with him, he would instead go and sit by a window and paint what he saw Monet was in Paris for several years and met other young painters who would become friends and fellow impressionists; among them was Edouard Manet.


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