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Claude Monet Paintings 1914-1926


The Morning by Claude Monet
The Morning by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (78-3/4 x 167-3/8 inches). (Left panels)
The Morning by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (78-3/4 x 167-3/8 inches). (Left panels)

Claude Monet dedicated his life to capturing the fleeting effects of natural light and the sensations of the atmosphere.

The Grandes Decorations were conceived to be a testament to what he had learned in a lifetime of observations, including the 1920-26 painting The Morning.

Claude Monet’s work The Morning is housed at Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris. (Right panels)
Claude Monet’s work The Morning is housed at Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris. (Right panels)

But it also expressed his deepest convictions -- that even a lifetime could not reveal the meaning of nature's mysteries and that the eternal beauty of the natural world endured beyond the limits of human comprehension.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Debra N. Mancoff is an art historian and lecturer and the author of numerous books on nineteenth-century European and American painting, including Publication International, Ltd.'s, Impressionism and Van Gogh. Other titles include Sunflowers, Monet's Garden in Art, Van Gogh: Fields and Flowers, and Mary Cassatt: Reflections of Women's Lives. Ms. Mancoff is a scholar in residence at the Newberry Library.