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The most famous paintings by Claude Monet

The most famous paintings by Claude Monet


Claude Monet, one of the founders of the Impressionist movement, has painted hundreds of masterpieces during his lifetime, but some have attracted the attention of critics, scholars and art lovers more than others. Let's see what the most famous paintings by Claude Monet are:

Woman with a parasol

Also known as "The Walk" or " Essay of figure en plein air ", "Woman with a Parasol" is a painting by Claude Monet dated 1875, made in the countryside of Argenteuil and the subjects represented in this work are his wife Camille and his son Jean. Preserved at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, this painting is considered one of the most famous among those made by this impressionist painter and the aspect that has always attracted attention and that has aroused admiration among critics, scholars and art lovers is the representation of light. Looking at the painting, it seems to be possible to catch the sunlight of that day represented by the painter on one's own skin.

Water lilies pond, green harmony

Water lilies were Monet's main subjects in the last part of his life and each time the painter experienced different perspectives and different moments of the day, which offered a different view of the landscape in front of Monet. Belonging to the series "Waterlilies" which includes about 250 works, "the pond of waterlilies, green harmony" has been included in the list of the most famous paintings by Claude Monet, a work made in Giverny and which is kept at the Musée d'Orsay.

Impression, sunrise

Among the most famous paintings by Claude Monet, here is the work that also gave its name to the artistic current of which Monet was one of the founders. "Impression, sunrise" represents the port at sunrise and in the painting, what is most striking is the colour of the sun, which is undefined and very vague.

The magpie

In this painting you can see all the talent of the artist, which makes the landscape the absolute protagonist and every detail fully represents the Impressionist style. Preserved at the Musée d'Orsay, this painting is one of the most loved by the tourists who visit the Musée d'Orsay every year.

Women in the garden

Preserved at the Musée d'Orsay, "Women in the Garden" is one of the first masterpieces by Claude Monet and depicts three women and a man in a garden, figures represented in a very realistic way.


Certainly, one of the most famous paintings by Claude Monet, "The Poppies" is also considered one of the most beautiful among all those made by this artist; it is created perfectly with the en plein air technique. Made in 1973, this picture is also kept in Paris, at the Musée d'Orsay.

San Giorgio Maggiore by twilight

Always a lover of the city of Venice, Claude Monet found inspiration for his works here several times and in 1908 in the Italian city he painted the painting "San Giorgio Maggiore by twilight", representing the island at dusk. Currently the painting is kept at the National Museum of Wales in Cardiff (Wales).

These are some of the most famous paintings by Claude Monet, but many other paintings are preserved and admired daily in the most important museums in the world, while other works are part of private collections.

Article by: Aurora Caraman

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