Monet Sunset paintings are amongst the most popular from this influential French artist who starred in the 19th and 20th century impressionist movement which itself remains highly respected in the modern day. Monetsunset.com brings you all the very best Claude Monet paintings that included either a sunset or sunrise plus a few others with similarly interesting effects across the landscape's sky. Impression, Sunrise is clearly the most influential of all within this website as was the painting from which the term impressionism was originally coined.
Monet sunrise above is his best known work featuring an actual sunrise and was produced in the highly artistic and beautiful city of Venice in Italy. It was one of a number of paintings that the artist produced here having been inspired by this truly unique setting as had so many others who came before him, such as Romanticist JMW Turner who created a similar look with watercolours which is believed to have inspired some of the later impressionists.
Claude Monet has become one of the most respected landscape artists of all time and many like to study his career in detail, often concentrating on a specific elements such as the sunsets and sunrises here, or alternatively his experiments with light and seasons.
Impression Sunrise is regarded as one of the most important paintings from Monet's career and was presented amongst the original exhibition of the impressionists as they sought to gain acceptance for their approach to painting which was exceptionally original at that time and remains highly regarded many years later. Monet is considered the greatest exponent of this style of art and the paintings shown within this site all concentrate on his innovative ways of creating skies with character and colour that would always complement and life the rest of the painting.
Water lilies at Sunset is an exciting art work from Monet's huge series of paintings that he completed in his garden in Giverny over a long period as he experienced obsessively with different elements such as his position in the garden as well as the time and season. Water lilies are amongst the best remembered part of the garden and this specific painting covers them during Sunset for the purposes of bringing in some extraordinary shades of green and purple into the work. There are Monet water lilies prints to buy here.
Impression Sunrise above is an alternative version to the better known original that is further up the page. This one features a very different dimension that would suit other shapes of wall for those looking to buy their own Monet reproductions. The art work above is actually a preparatory sketch for the later work and offers a different colour scheme of dark pencil marks with a very red sun that could be more to the taste of some than the actual final work. Impressionist Sunrise is regularly purchased in reproduction form as an art print, poster or stretched canvas.
Sunset on the Seine is a stylish and charming painting by Claude Monet which is lesser known than the likes of Sunrise in Venice but still certainly worthy of study. The colours and contrasts within this painting are dinstinctly subtler than many other paintings included in this website, with a nice blend from sea to sky, with the red sun left to take the attention of the viewer. The land scene is depicted in neutral green and blue tones meaning that the whole work holds together perfectly.
Houses of Parliament was covered by Monet in a series of paintings and although none specifically cover a sunset or sunrise scene, there can be no doubt that the particular work above features an exceptionally styled sky scene that gives a similar beauty that can be found in those. In this example Monet used a selection of purples, reds and yellows to create an inspiring skyline that sits menacingly behind the iconic Houses of Parliament building within London. The series in London helped to spread the artist's name around the UK faster than even the impressionist movement's other members could do and he spent an extended period here to capture each of his works.
Sunset in Venice is the name of the most reproduced of all Monet works currently which is surprising when considered that it was not academically respected as others such as Japanese Bridge and his series of Water lilies from his garden in Giverny. The obvious reason for it's popularity within the mainstream art public is it's bright selection of colours which swathe across the sky giving a beautiful finish which is further reflected upon the sea below. The major element to impressionism was colour and few better examples exist of this than in Sunset in Venice.