THE MOST EXPENSIVE PAINTINGS BY CLAUDE MONET.

   Top-50 most expensive works by French painter Oscar-Claude Monet (1840-1926), one of the founders of impressionism.
    Claude Monet occupies the third line in the Rating of world's most expensive artists according to the results of open auctions held before February 2015. Auction value of 300 of his works included in Top-10000 world's most expensive works of visual art comprises $ 2 106,080 million. The average price of Monet's works is $ 7,020 million.

    Claude Monet was born in Paris in 1840. At the age of 11 the boy, having a taste for painting, started studies at a secondary school of arts. At the age of 16, by chance, a French artist Eugène Boudin (reputed by art historians to be a forerunner of impressionism) became the teacher of the young man and developed his first skills of working outdoors, in the plain air, and gave grounding for original vision in painting.
     In 1862 Monet was admitted to the university's department of arts, but quit it, disappointed in out-of-date approaches to painting prevailing there. Having quit the university, Monet continued training at painting studio of Charles Gleyre, where he got acquainted with Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley and Frederic Bazille. Fresh views on painting and joint work of the young artists in the plain air without finalization of paintings in a workshop lead to the formation of new art movement which in 1874 received the name of "impressionism" by the similarly-named landscape by Claude Monet "Impression, Sunrise" ("Impression, soleillevant").  
   

      Monet's life, like the lives of the most art innovators, was not easy. Paintings which were called "sheer impression-sharing" by the critics, were slow for sale, and the artist's financial position became so poor that once he attempted suicide.
     And only by 1883, after Monet's moving to a small settlement Giverny 80 kilometres from Paris, his popularity started rapidly growing, and so did his welfare. Since then Monet in his work keeps strictly following impressionism ideology: "it does not matter what is painted, what matters is how it is painted". He focuses on painting technique, on imaging of escaping moment, mood, changes of environment in different weather, at different light. The artist creates series of numerous works portraying haystacks, poplars, water lilies, Rouen Cathedral, Parliament building.
     Most paintings by Claude Monet having the highest value at present, refer to this very period of his creative activity.

Claude Monet Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1919 Cristie's, 2008
Claude Monet
Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1919
$ 80,549 million

Claude Monet Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil. 1873
Claude Monet
Le Pont du chemin de fer à Argenteuil. 1873
$ 41,481 million

Claude Monet Waterloo Bridge, temps couvert. 1904
Claude Monet
Waterloo Bridge, temps couvert. 1904
$ 35,462 million

Claude Monet Le Palais Contarini. 1908
Claude Monet
Le Palais Contarini. 1908
$ 30,836 million

Claude Monet Le portail (Soleil). 1892 Sotheby’s. 2000
Claude Monet
Le portail (Soleil). 1892
$ 24,205 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1906 Sotheby’s. 2002
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1906
$ 20,182 million

Claude Monet Les arceaux de roses, Giverny (Les arceaux fleuris). 1913
Claude Monet
Les arceaux de roses, Giverny (Les arceaux fleuris). 1913
$ 17,750 million

Claude Monet La plage à Trouville.1870 Sotheby’s. 2000
Claude Monet
La plage à Trouville.1870
$ 16,469 million

Claude Monet Dans la Prairie. 1876
Claude Monet
Dans la Prairie. 1876
$ 16,044 million

Claude Monet Effet de printemps à Giverny. 1890
Claude Monet
Effet de printemps à Giverny. 1890
$ 15,202 million

Claude Monet La Seine à Argenteuil. 1875
Claude Monet
La Seine à Argenteuil. 1875
$ 14,530 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas avec reflets de hautes herbes. 1914
Claude Monet
Nymphéas avec reflets de hautes herbes. 1914
$ 14,150 million

Claude Monet Antibes, vue du Plateau Notre-Dame. 1888
Claude Monet
Antibes, vue du Plateau Notre-Dame. 1888
$ 13,481 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1905 Cristie's. 1996
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1905
$ 13,202 million

Claude Monet La Cathédrale de Rouen, effet d′après-midi (le portail, plein soleil). 1894 Christie′s, 1995
Claude Monet
La Cathédrale de Rouen, effet d′après-midi (le portail, plein soleil). 1894
$ 12,108 million

Claude Monet Meule. 1891 Sotheby′s, 1999
Claude Monet
Meule. 1891
$ 11,992 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas, temps gris. 1907 Cristie's. 2006
Claude Monet
Nymphéas, temps gris. 1907
$ 11,216 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1906 Sotheby's. 2014
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1906
$ 53,982 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1904 Sotheby's. 2007
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1904
$ 36,659 million

Claude Monet Alice hoschedé au jardin. 1881
Claude Monet
Alice hoschedé au jardin. 1881
$ 33,765 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1907 Christie′s, 2014
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1907
$ 27,045 million

Claude Monet Sous les peupliers. 1887
Claude Monet
Sous les peupliers. 1887
$ 20,325 million

Клод Моне Водяные лилии. 1906 Sotheby’s. 2002
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1906
$ 18,709 million

Claude Monet Les peupliers à Giverny. 1887
Claude Monet
Les peupliers à Giverny. 1887
$ 16,242 million

Claude Monet Le pont japonais. 1918
Claude Monet
Le pont japonais. 1918
$ 15,845 million

Claude Monet La Plage à Trouville. 1870 Sotheby’s. 2008
Claude Monet
La Plage à Trouville. 1870
$ 15,061 million

Claude Monet Meules, derniers rayons de soleil. 1890 Sotheby’s. 2001
Claude Monet
Meules, derniers rayons de soleil. 1890
$ 14,304 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1907 Cristie's. 2005
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1907
$ 14,016 million

Claude Monet Antibes vue de la salis. 1888
Claude Monet
Antibes vue de la salis. 1888
$ 13,207 million

Claude Monet L′entrée de Giverny en hiver. 1885
Claude Monet
L′entrée de Giverny en hiver. 1885
$ 13,009 million

Claude Monet Le Grand Canal. 1908 Sotheby′s 1998
Claude Monet
Le Grand Canal. 1908
$ 12,102 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1908 Christie′s, 2008
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1908
$ 11,689 million

Claude Monet Le pont japonais, bassin aux nymphéas. 1900 Christie′s, 1988
Claude Monet
Le pont japonais, bassin aux nymphéas. 1900
$ 11,154 million

Claude Monet Nymphéas. 1905 Cristie's, 2012
Claude Monet
Nymphéas. 1905
$ 43,762 million

Claude Monet Le grand canal. 1908 Sotheby′s, 2015
Claude Monet
Le grand canal. 1908
$ 35,633 million

Claude Monet Bassin aux nympheas et sentier au bord de l′eau. 1900
Claude Monet
Bassin aux nympheas et sentier au bord de l′eau. 1900
$ 32,991 million

Claude Monet Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1917 Sotheby’s. 2010
Claude Monet
Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1917
$ 24,722 million

Claude Monet Les Peupliers 1891
Claude Monet
Les Peupliers 1891
$ 22,482 million

Claude Monet Londres, le Parlement, effet de soleil dans le brouillard. 1904 Cristie's. 2004
Claude Monet
Londres, le Parlement, effet de soleil dans le brouillard. 1904
$ 20,167 million

Claude Monet Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1917 Sotheby’s. 2004
Claude Monet
Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1917
$ 16,808 million

Claude Monet Glaçons, effet blanc. 1893
Claude Monet
Glaçons, effet blanc. 1893
$ 16,125 million

Claude Monet L′Embarcadère. 1871
Claude Monet
L′Embarcadère. 1871
$ 15,399 million

Claude Monet Le Parlement, soleil couchant. 1902 Cristie's. 2005
Claude Monet
Le Parlement, soleil couchant. 1902
$ 14,580 million

Claude Monet Le Parlement, coucher de soleil. 1904 Cristie's. 1989
Claude Monet
Le Parlement, coucher de soleil. 1904
$ 14,300 million

Claude Monet Le Givre à Giverny. 1885
Claude Monet
Le Givre à Giverny. 1885
$ 13,798 million

Claude Monet Le jardin de l′artiste a Vetheuil. 1881
Claude Monet
Le jardin de l′artiste a Vetheuil. 1881
$ 13,202 million

Claude Monet Champ de blé. 1881
Claude Monet
Champ de blé. 1881
$ 12,122 million

Claude Monet Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1919 Christie′s 1992
Claude Monet
Le bassin aux nymphéas. 1919
$ 12,100 million

Claude Monet Santa Maria della salute et le grand canal, Venise. 1908
Claude Monet
Santa Maria della salute et le grand canal, Venise. 1908
$ 11,309 million

Claude Monet Les Trois Peupliers Temps Gris. 1891
Claude Monet
Les Trois Peupliers Temps Gris. 1891
$ 11,002 million

       In 1923, Monet undergone cataract surgery twice, but continued working till the end of his life.
    Oscar-Claude Monet died of lung cancer in Giverny in 1926, at the age of 86 and was buried in the local church cemetery.

      Now Monet's house with garden and pound with water lilies is the main Giverny's attraction for tourists all over the world.


Comments 6:

Jacob Reitsma

Did you know that Monet also made a drawing of the "Tsaar Peter House" in Zaandam?
This drawing might be disclosed in 2013 during the "Russia-Netherlands" year,

More information about Monet's 25 paintings in Zaandam can be found in the book "Monet Zaandam 1871" (Dutch/English/French/German), that can be ordered via
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Anonymous

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