Monet - Impression Sunrise, 1872

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Artist: Claude Monet

Painting: Impression Sunrise, Soleil Levant

Date:  1872

Museum Location:  Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris 

Marmottan Monet Museum, Paris)


Oscar-Claude Monet 

14 November 1840 – 5 December 1926

was a French painter, a founder of French Impressionist painting and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein air landscape painting.

The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant  (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.

The painting is credited with inspiring the name of the Impressionist movement. Impression, Sunrise depicts the port of Le Havre, Monet's hometown.


Visit the original painting at:

Musée Marmottan Monet

2 Rue Louis Boilly, 75016 Paris, France