Claude Oscar Monet was born in Paris on November 14, 1840. When the future artist was five years old, his family moved to the port city of Le Havre on the Normandy coast, where Monet spent his childhood and early youth. At school, Monet mediocre in all subjects, except for one – drawing, where Claude showed the innate talent of the artist, and first of all as a cartoonist. At 15, he was already selling his caricatures and even gained some fame locally. Around the same time, Monet met the artist Eugene Boudin, who convinced Claude to practice on landscapes, and the young Monet discovered that this was his vocation. Buden loved to write in nature, because he believed that only in this way could the artist see what he had seen in all purity and freshness. Monet was fascinated by this idea, and subsequently it became one of the cornerstones, both for the artist’s own work and for the whole of impressionism as a whole. Continue reading
Angelica Kaufman, a German artist of the XVIII century. You can safely put on a par with the most famous representatives of classicism. Now her name is not well known to the general public, but at one time she was a very famous artist. “My portrait for one friend was made by an exceptional person, one German artist. She is very strong in portraits … Her name is Angelica Kaufman,” was the opinion of her famous German historian, Winckelmann. She was admired by Goethe, Derzhavin devoted odes to her:
The painter is glorious,
Kaufman, girlfriend muses!
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