The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil by Claude Monet

In this episode, we’ll be taking a quick look at Claude Monet’s The Railroad Bridge at Argenteuil. Welcome to Art, Culture & Books with me, Anthony King.

Claude Monet was born in Paris on the 14th November 1840 and died on the 5th December 1926. He was the founder of Impressionism. Even the word itself; “Impressionism” was taken from his painting Soleil Levant which he exhibited in 1874. Monet’s revolutionary use of “plein air” painting, where he worked outdoors directly from nature, allowed him to infuse his canvases with a sense of immediacy and spontaneity, capturing the fleeting effects of light and atmosphere. Monet’s ground-breaking technique of capturing the essence of a scene through the use of short, broken brushstrokes became a hallmark of the Impressionist movement and solidified his status as one of its foremost pioneers. Claude Monet is one of the greats … maybe even THE great?

By Anthony King (c)