something i love about claude monet's art is that it is always charming... his work does not portray social problems or social criticism. lovely landscapes or scenes with figures are the genre central to his work. monet, in his paintings, magically transformed everyday scenes into poetry. his landscapes are calm and simply beautiful and in most of them, the human figures are secondary and nature becomes the central focus... giving -thus- to the landscapes a more human appeal than to the figure paintings. he seemed to be passionate about sea-coasts, views of paris, and gardens.
monet, who remained at the front of the impressionist movement, once said techniques change, but art remains the same, it is the free and emotional interpretation of nature. claude monet, paris 1840-1926