Claude Monet was one of the first Impressionists that changed French painting in the later half of the 19th century. Monet is most know for his landscapes and Paris scenes, but not so well know are his visions on canvas of the Normady Coast. In signature galleries, Thomas Kinkade you can see these stunning works of art.
Monet’s style led modernism into the 20th century, through he had little success early in his career. His perception of nature reached a peak during many series of paintings he did in the 1980′s. Haystacks , Poplars , Rouen Cathedral  . In repeating the same scene in each series he shows how it changed, the light and shadows of the day.
In his later years in the early 1900′s he seemed to only paint the lily pond at his own property at Giverny, and the pond was the last scene he painted when he died a wealthy and respected man of 86.