About Claude Monet Action Figure | Today is Art Day
This Claude Monet Action Figure is part of Today is Art Day's Art History Heroes Collection, displaying quintessential art history masters in action figures. This Claude Monet Action Figure made in PVC is the perfect gift for any French Impressionism lovers, for it brings iconic key features of the French artist such as a water lily and a frog, based upon Monet's iconic water lilies series. In addition, this Claude Monet Action Figure is made with heat-reactive paint which changes the jacket and pants' color with water or air temperature. Also, the Claude Monet action figure includes 10 fun facts about the artist on its box, as well as a cardboard easel and 5 timeless masterpieces from the artist such as:
Impression, Sunrise, 1872, Oil on Canvas, Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris.
The Magpie, 1868-1869, Oil on Canvas, Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Grainstack (Sunset), 1890-1891, Oil on Canvas, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies, 1899, Oil on Canvas, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Woman with a Parasol - Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875, Oil on Canvas, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Claude Monet was considered as the French painter that founded Impressionist painting. He became world-famous in the late 20th century and an inspiration to an entire new generation of artists.
Claude was raised into the Catholic church and was supposed to become the inheritor of the family business, selling ship supplies and equipment. His father was disapproving of his interest in Art and wanted his son to pursue more practical avenues. His mother, however, was a singer and supported the young Monet’s desire to become an artist.
Disappointed with traditional art education in Le Havre, moved to Paris in his early twenties, where he met Charles Gleyre, Renoir, Bazille and Sisley. These artists would share Monet’s desire to set new beauty standards in conventional settings and things. The group were strongly opposed to Classicism; this desire would blossom into what we now recognize as the Impressionist movement. They worked outside, which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes). They focused on daily life scenes without symbolism or an underlying message.
Of all his famous works, his series on Water Lilies is one of the most important and enduring, truly showing the depth and breadth that the Impressionist movement contained. The series is split all over the world and housed in a variety of venerable museums.