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Topic 30 of 55: Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (02:22) | Riette Walton (riette)
Claude Monet was a French Impressionist painter. He is regarded as the archetypal Impressionist in that his devotion to the ideals of the movement was unwavering throughout his long career.
50 responses total.

 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 1 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 21, 1998 (02:26) * 7 lines 
 
Let's start with an early one:



Claude Monet
'The Beach at Saint-Addresse'
1867


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 2 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Aug 22, 1998 (14:23) * 1 lines 
 
I've never seen that one before. Does it pre-date the Rouen Cathedral and the haystacks?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 3 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (01:16) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, Autumn, this one was painted about 20 years earlier. But I find it fresh and lovely.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 4 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 23, 1998 (01:25) * 8 lines 
 
Here's another early one:



Claude Monet
'Garden at Sainte-Addresse'
1867
98cm x 130cm


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 5 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Mon, Aug 24, 1998 (22:09) * 1 lines 
 
This one always makes it into the calendar (for a good reason).


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 6 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Aug 28, 1998 (14:24) * 7 lines 
 
Another early one, and one of my favourite Monet paintings:



Claude Monet
'Madame Gaudibert'
1868


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 7 of 50: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Fri, Aug 28, 1998 (17:13) * 4 lines 
 
This is *not* on my list of favorite Monets. It looks out of focus, like
a snapshot that was on the list not to print. No offense, Riette, it
just doesn't light me up.



 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 8 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Aug 29, 1998 (00:58) * 1 lines 
 
It's just a bad photograph!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 9 of 50: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Aug 29, 1998 (17:07) * 5 lines 
 
Must be, out of focus. Doesn't do the original justice.

Did you hear Mona Lisa's getting her own room at the Louvre and they
aren't going to clean her up?



 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 10 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (01:41) * 4 lines 
 
Oh, we just have different tastes, Terry - that doesn't bother me one bit.

NO!! They're not going to clean her up?? That may be wise. I once saw a programme on TV where an expert art renovator said that, no matter how experienced the people who do it, there is always a change that the piece will be renovated beyond repair, so to speak. Meaning, you touch it, and the whole thing just starts to peel, and literally has to be pieced back together again - perhaps it's best if they just leave her to decay slowly, but naturally. There's something not quite right about the idea of
famous painting in bits on the floor, then being pasted back onto the original canvas/panel , and painted anew - a bit like a woman having plastic surgery to avoid, well, also decay. It looks pretty afterwards - too pretty to be real. You know it can't be the real thing - and you lose apppreciation.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 11 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (14:56) * 1 lines 
 
i think they should leave her as she is...


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 12 of 50: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (15:32) * 2 lines 
 
The yellow overcast is going to stay. They theorize this is the way it was
orginally, a rich yellowish color as oppossed to a fleshy look.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 13 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Aug 30, 1998 (16:05) * 1 lines 
 
This really shows what a master he is at texture. You can see every crinkle in that taffeta gown.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 14 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Sep  2, 1998 (05:46) * 9 lines 
 
That's what I find great about it too, Autumn.

Terry, see if you like this one better:

magpie

Claude Monet
'Magpie'
1868-69


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 15 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Sep  3, 1998 (22:47) * 1 lines 
 
Not too many wintry scenes attributed to Monet! The magpie itself is almost an afterthought. The perfect winter morning.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 16 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Sep  4, 1998 (01:10) * 1 lines 
 
Very pretty, isn't it?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 17 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Sep  5, 1998 (09:46) * 2 lines 
 
i like the whole picture with the little bird just sitting there. it adds a charming
touch, don't you think?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 18 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Sep  6, 1998 (02:18) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, it does. Despite its theme I find it a very warm sort of picture.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 19 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Sep  9, 1998 (06:49) * 8 lines 
 
Here's something a little different.



Claude Monet
'Fishing Boats leaving the Harbour'
1874
60cm x 101cm


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 20 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Thu, Sep 10, 1998 (21:12) * 1 lines 
 
I wonder where that one was painted--do you know, Riette? One of the ports on the Normandy coast?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 21 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Fri, Sep 11, 1998 (00:54) * 1 lines 
 
It was painted at Le Havre, Autumn.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 22 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sun, Sep 13, 1998 (21:08) * 1 lines 
 
(*smugly*) I knew it! We took a ferry there from Portsmouth once. Le Havre's former name was Le Havre-de-Grace, but was shortened in the 1800s (?) My town is Havre de Grace, named by the Marquis de Lafayette during the Revolutionary War who fought here, because it reminded him of the other. Fascinating, I'm sure. :-)


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 23 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Sep 14, 1998 (00:50) * 3 lines 
 
Oh, my Lord!!!
°falling down on me knees in prayer!°
And is it as stunning as on the picture?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 24 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Tue, Sep 15, 1998 (04:18) * 7 lines 
 


Claude Monet
'La Promenade'
1875




 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 25 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Sep 15, 1998 (19:20) * 1 lines 
 
i like this and looking up at her so the sky is nearly panoramic, very nice...


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 26 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (00:54) * 1 lines 
 
It's beautiful. One sees it quite alot, but I never tire of it.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 27 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 16, 1998 (22:15) * 3 lines 
 
Come and see for yourself, Riette...when is your trip to Boston? :-)

I have notecards or a calendar or something with this one, destined to be a classic forever.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 28 of 50: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep 17, 1998 (00:15) * 1 lines 
 
To Boston and to Austin!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 29 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Sep 17, 1998 (01:14) * 5 lines 
 
Only to Austin, I'm afraid. My sister is going home soon, you see, and so we've decided that she would visit me for two weeks on her way there - more practical, you see. I'll try and get her to log-in while she's here; is there any way I can get her a different log-in name from me, even though we're going to be on the same computer, Terry? Only have Internet on this one.

But Austin is still going to happen, as far as I know. Just let me know the date WELL in advance, because it will take me a month to get my visa.

I'll ask Sonja to go look up the painting, though. What is the museum called, Autumn?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 30 of 50: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Thu, Sep 17, 1998 (01:20) * 4 lines 
 
Of course she can have her own account! Send me her details and I'll set
her up with a shell account. (name, address, phone no., login name and
password). No problem!



 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 31 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Sep 17, 1998 (01:23) * 1 lines 
 
Will do. Just want to ask her if that's alright by her.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 32 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 18, 1998 (17:03) * 1 lines 
 
Um, what museum? (*bewildered*)


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 33 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Mon, Sep 21, 1998 (21:51) * 1 lines 
 
I thought you said something about an art museum in Boston? Or did I get the wrong end of the stick?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 34 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Tue, Sep 22, 1998 (21:38) * 7 lines 
 
there is an art museum here but i've never been. it's in the snobby section of
town. we have something called the barnwell center which only artsy fartsy people
go to all dressed up and stuff. there's a conservatory/atrium attached to it
chock full of plants. love it. i went there in blue jeans and a t-shirt...they
have group meetings there (like african violet society of america-which, btw, was
the reason i was there), children's workshops, and art displays. it's all free
to the public.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 35 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Wed, Sep 23, 1998 (01:20) * 1 lines 
 
Is that Boston you're talking about? You're in Boston?! You've probably passed my sister on the street a hundred times, and didn't even notice! She works in a hospital in Boston.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 36 of 50: Boston folks  (terry) * Wed, Sep 23, 1998 (12:44) * 1 lines 
 
Wow, maybe they'll meet for coffee! Wolf will get the "inside" scoop!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 37 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Wed, Sep 23, 1998 (21:00) * 1 lines 
 
I think we are confused! I think Wolf is referring to her home town, New Orleans. I've never been to Boston, so it wasn't me who brought up the museum. Maybe someone will 'fess up in the Boston topic in Travel.


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 38 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Thu, Sep 24, 1998 (01:23) * 1 lines 
 
Oh. Oh well!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 39 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Thu, Sep 24, 1998 (10:09) * 2 lines 
 
new orleans? have i alluded that as my hometown? no, much more north than that but
definately not boston!!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 40 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (13:03) * 1 lines 
 
Ha, ha, we're so f***ed up in here? Where the hell do you live, girl?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 41 of 50: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (13:06) * 1 lines 
 
Shreveport/Bossier City


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 42 of 50: wer  (KitchenManager) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (13:06) * 1 lines 
 
(didn't know she could throw her voice, didja?)


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 43 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 
damn, thanks wer, you're good...ventriloquest is my other secret passion.....


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 44 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Fri, Sep 25, 1998 (13:12) * 1 lines 
 
oh and spelling was not the other one!


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 45 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (00:42) * 1 lines 
 
Hey, didja see that? I think I saw a dirty word in Autumn's response! Didja see it, Wer?


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 46 of 50: wer  (KitchenManager) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (11:45) * 1 lines 
 
*smile*


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 47 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (12:05) * 8 lines 
 
Here's another early work of the brilliant artist to whom this topic is devoted.



Claude Monet
'Régate à Argenteuil'
1872



 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 48 of 50: Wolf  (wolf) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (21:53) * 2 lines 
 
what a beautiful day that must've been-the water being so calm as to really get
a good look at the boats' reflections...


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 49 of 50: Autumn Moore  (autumn) * Sat, Sep 26, 1998 (22:10) * 1 lines 
 
Love it!!! The crisp white sails, the blue skies, the red tile roofs...


 Topic 30 of 55 [art]: Claude Monet (1840-1926)
 Response 50 of 50: Riette Walton  (riette) * Sun, Sep 27, 1998 (03:44) * 1 lines 
 
Yes, I find the colour beautifully harmonized and echoed in various places. And painting strong reflections is a clever way of doing water, I think. Often scenes with water without much reflection in them simply aren't convincing - but this is brilliant.

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