Monet Exhibit Web Site

Saturday, January 22, 2011

One of my friends pointed me to this extremely well conceived and interesting web site created in conjunction with an exhibit of works by French Impressionist painter Claude Monet. Claude Monet 1840 - 1926 was on view at the Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris from September 22, 2010 to January 24, 2011.

This web site is completely interactive and features some of Monet's most famous and beautiful works.

Visit it at

Claude Monet was one of the founders of the Impressionism movement along with his friends Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Fréderic Bazille. The name of the movement is derived from the title of a his work, Impression, Sunrise (1872) for which the critic Louis Leroy coined the term "Impressionism" in a satiric review published in Le Charivari.