Shimmering water, radiant flowers, trees, and sunshine—these natural sights mesmerized Claude Monet (klawd moh-NAY). The artist was born in Paris, France, in 1840. Throughout his life, Monet found inspiration in nature to paint sun-soaked scenes. The artist explored light in ways most people at the time had never seen before. Monet was committed to the idea that light is color.
Claude Monet (klawd moh-NAY) was born in Paris, France in 1840. He loved spending time outdoors. He painted sunny scenes showing daily life. The artist used light in ways people had never seen before. Monet believed that light and color are connected.