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Finally he [Monet] turned to the water lily garden which he had made in his grounds ... Total immersion ... I feel therefore I am. Kenneth Clark, Civilisation 11/13: The Worship of Nature, BBC 1969
Claude Monet: Water-Lilies after 1916: An extraordinary late Monet painting of Monet’s lily pond … Maybe the first installation of modern art. Tim Marlow on ... The New Tate Modern
Monet is using his intense close scrutiny of Nature to rethink the whole notion of landscape painting ... Monet never experimented with colour for its own sake: it was always used to evoke the effects of natural light. Tim Marlow at the Courtauld 3/3
He [Claude Monet] was complicated, passionate, dedicated, revolutionary and humorous. He was also at times destitute, suicidal, bereft and frustrated … A complex human being. Tim Marlow, Great Art s4e2: Claude Monet, ITV 2020
My family refuse to help me any more. I don’t know where I’ll sleep tomorrow … I was so upset yesterday I was stupid enough to hurl myself into the water. Fortunately no harm was done. ibid. Claude
1878: My wife has just had another baby and I find myself penniless and unable to pay for the medical care that both mother and child must have. ibid.
Monet and Renoir would spend their summers sniffing out modern places by the river. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution I: Gang of Four
Impression Sunrise by Claude Monet: the picture which gave its name to Impressionism ... TV proof at last that Impression Sunrise actually shows a sunset. Waldemar Januszczak, The Art of the Night *****
The whole of Monet’s life was spent by the water. And water was the main obsession of his art as well. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists: Painting and Revolution I: Gang of Four
A special boat he had built for himself – a floating studio custom-made for exploring the river. ibid.
Monet and Pissarro, both of who had children and mistresses to look after, fled here to London. ibid.
Because it was here in London that Monet and Pissarro discovered Turner. ibid.
The true hero among the original Impressionists – the ones who started it all – was Monet. The second half of Monet’s career was even more radical than the first. Waldemar Januszczak, The Impressionists IV: Painting and Revolution: Final Flourish
He wanted to paint a set of giant water lilies and to hang them in a large round space so that they completely encircled you. ibid.
Handcart: Snow-Covered Road at Honfleur: Claude Monet. Sister Wendy Beckett, BBC
She seems to be cocooned in ice: Camille on Her Deathbed: Claude Monet. ibid.
The art world: glamour, wealth, intrigue. Beneath the surface there is a darker place, a world of high stakes and gambles. Fake or Fortune s1e1: Monet BBC 2011
We help one man in his struggle to try to prove his painting is by ... Monet ... In the art world Monet means money. ibid.
Even for a Monet to get to auction it first has to be approved by a very powerful family: the Wildensteins are a family dynasty of billionaire art dealers ... No Monet is ever sold in a major auction house without being listed. ibid.
A painting both generations of Wildensteins have rejected. But Philip thinks they may have overlooked something. 82-year-old David Joel has been fighting a long battle to get his painting accepted ... La Bords de la Seine a Argentueil. ibid.
Monet was one of a group of revolutionary artists who breathed new life and light into art. He brought painting out of the confines of the studio and into the open air ... There was one painting that started it all ... Impression: Sunrise. And this is where Impressionism gets its name. ibid.
The evidence is stacking up ... Professor John House knows the genuine article and knows how to spot it ... ‘I’ve never had a moment’s doubt it was painted by Monet.’ ibid.
It seems outrageous that they [Wildenstein] can just defy international opinion like that. ibid.
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment. Claude Monet
I am following Nature without being able to grasp her; I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers. Claude Monet
My life has been nothing but a failure. Claude Monet
It’s on the strength of observation and reflection that one finds a way. So we must dig and delve unceasingly. Claude Monet
Every day I discover more and more beautiful things. It’s enough to drive one mad. I have such a desire to do everything my head is bursting with it. Claude Monet
Monet, with a scientific precision, has given us an unparalleled and unexcelled record of the passing of time as seen in the movement of light over identical forms. Helen Gardner
Monet is only an eye but – oh what an eye! (Artists: Monet & Eye) Paul Cezanne
The main impressionist was Claude Monet: reality, sensuality, colour – Monet’s inheritance from Manet. Matthew Collings, Impressionism: Revenge of the Nice, Channel 4 2004
Monet is making how a picture works be the exciting thing. ibid.
Impressionists lose money on the show but they don’t lose heart. ibid.
Here is that painting: Impression Sunrise. ibid.
Over the years he became a grand figure. ibid.
One of the most extraordinary works that has ever been made … No artist had ever attempted to capture the rippling heart-breaking evanescence of life like this. Great Paintings of the World with Andrew Marr s2e1: Water Lilies, Channel 5 2021
The man who has been hailed as the Father of Impressionism, a movement that arguably kickstarted western modern art. Art on the BBC: Monet: The French Revolutionary, Katy Hessel reporting, BBC 2022
Monet has been chocolate-boxed to death. ibid.
In the last quarter of his life, Monet focused his attention on the surface of his water garden ponds. ibid.