Please look at the picture at http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/monet/later/parasol
Then please explain the following issues:
Based on your background readings, what do you know about Impressionism and Claude Monet?
Look at this painting up close. Describe what you see. Is it clear to you, or is it blurry?
Step away from your computer. Does the painting start to look different to you? How so? Is it clearer to you now? Specifically discuss how you perceive the light reflecting on the clouds and the grass, as well as the colors used in the painting, and how they relate to the Impressionist style.
Explain how the philosophy of Impressionism is illustrated in this painting.
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First of all, as you briefly communicate about Monet and Impressionism, please note that he was the master, the pioneer of this genre.
This source offers a concrete overview of his life and the genre:
"Claude Monet." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (2011): 1. Academic Search Premier. Web. 15 Mar. 2012.
Monet lived from 1840-1926. He was a prolific French landscape painter and the founder of impressionism. "He adhered to its principles throughout his long career and is considered the most consistently representative painter of the school as well as one of the foremost painters of ...
Monet's The Stroll, Camille Monet and Her Son Jean (Woman with a Parasol) notes and references are briefly integrated.