Impressionism: Top Ten Paintings at the Musée Marmottan Monet

The Musée Marmottan Monet, located in Paris, holds a collection of both Impressionist and Post Impressionist Paintings by Claude Monet and other contemporaries of the time. One of the most famous ones is probably Monet's Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise). It is credited with giving the Impressionist movement its name.

Impressionism is concerned with the aspects of reflected light, it tries to mimic this through the use of short strokes of paint on canvas. Below we put together a top 10 of Impressionist paintings from the greatest artists of that time - the colours in these are bright, cheerful and full of expression. Nature's natural wonders are captured in one still snapshot.

Image of a Tulip Field in Holland (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French, Musee Marmottan,Monet, Paris, France, champ de tulipes en Hollande; © Bridgeman Images.

Summer, 1891 (w/c and gouache on paper), Puvis de Chavannes, Pierre (1824-98) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, watercolour and gouache on paper, © Bridgeman Images

Image of Yellow and Purple Irises, 1924-25 (see detail 414407) (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, © Bridgeman Images.

Image of The Japanese Bridge at Giverny, 1918-24 (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, © Bridgeman Images

Snow Effect with Setting Sun, 1875 (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, 53x64 cms, Effet de Neige au Soleil Couchant; © Bridgeman Images

The Roses, 1925-26 (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French,© Bridgeman Images

Train in the Snow or The Locomotive, 1875 (oil on canvas), Monet, Claude (1840-1926) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, 59x78 cms, Le Train dans la Neige; © Bridgeman Images

Image of Rouen Cathedral, Effects of Sunlight, Sunset, 1892 (oil on canvas), © Bridgeman Images

Bouquet of Flowers, 1897 (oil on canvas), Gauguin, Paul (1848-1903) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, © Bridgeman Images

Eugene Manet (1834-92) on the Isle of Wight (oil on canvas), Morisot, Berthe (1841-95) / French, Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France, © Bridgeman Images

 

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