About the Artist
Claude Monet (1840–1926) was an innovative leader of the impressionists, a group of painters who strove to capture the endless variations of light and atmosphere found in nature through plein air landscape painting. Over the course of Monet's career, his technique and vision developed. His art, originally grounded in the realism of direct observation, eventually reflected his interest in rendering an abstract sensation of nature.
Claude Monet was one of the founding members of the impressionist movement, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy. Many of his paintings are among the most popular in the world and are considered masterpieces of color and light. This note card set features four Monet masterpieces, all found in the collection of the National Gallery of Art: The Artist's Garden in Argenteuil (A Corner of the Garden with Dahlias) (1873), The Bridge at Argenteuil (1874), The Japanese Footbridge (1899), and The Artist's Garden at Vétheuil (1880).The sturdy decorative box has a magnetic closure and will make a colorful storage box for all sorts of little things, such as extra buttons and rings.
- 16 note cards and 17 envelopes