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As the founder of impressionism, Claude Monet is one of the influential painters of all time. He was known for his stunning nature scenes and plein air landscapes. With a unique, delicate style of painting, there is a reason why his work has stood the test of time. We have selected our top 10 most famous paintings by Claude Monet to inspire your decor. Choose your favorite print and admire the ethereal classic wall decor from the comfort of your own home.

Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge

Perhaps Monet’s most famous subject was his water garden in Giverny. The water lilies were one of his most painted landscapes, and the bridge made a frequent appearance. The print pictured above is one of many iterations of this peaceful scene. Painted in 1899, this piece is a stunning rendition of his Japanese-inspired pond. The cool-toned backdrop is ideal for giving your interior a calming touch.

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The Houses of Parliament

This print is a part of another famous series by Monet titled, “Houses of Parliament”. In fact, this image is one of over 100 oil paintings of the same building. Monet fell in love with the view of London’s parliament structure while staying at St Thomas’ Hospital. He painted during several different times of day and captured the structure during various types of weather.

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Water Lilies 1916

Amidst the backdrop of World War I's chaos and uncertainty, Monet found long-lasting solace in every corner of his Giverny garden. With meticulous, Monet transformed his observations of the tranquil pond and its floating water lilies into several mesmerizing works of art. Each canvas serves as a window into a world of serenity and contemplation, offering viewers a momentary escape from the trials of daily life.

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Impression Sunrise 1872

This dreamy painting is credited with influencing the title of the Impressionist movement. It exemplifies the beautiful style, and introduced the world to the technique in 1872. Because of the massive influence, this is undoubtedly one of Monet’s most famous pieces. It depicts the port in the town where Monet was born in the Northwest of France.

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Woman With a Parasol

“Woman With a Parasol” is alternately titled, “Madame Monet and Her Son”. This sentimental portrait shows his wife Camille Monet and their son on a breezy summer afternoon. The painting captures a fleeting, casual moment. Capture the feeling of a windy summer day and add this serene yet animated scene to your walls.

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Grainstack Sun in the Mist 1891

“Grainstack Sun in the Mist” was painted in 1981, and represents another series of images that exude the bucolic beauty of the French countryside. Monet skillfully captures the soft light of dawn as it filters through the haze, casting a warm glow on the landscape. The painting's simple yet evocative composition invites viewers to appreciate the quiet beauty of the countryside, emphasizing the play of light and shadow in nature.

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San Giorgio Maggiore at Dusk

Located near Venice, the island of San Giorgio Maggiore was stunningly depicted in this Monet masterpiece. This piece of work is particularly colorful in comparison to some of Monet’s more subdued work. If you’re looking for an eye-catching piece that is still easy to blend with your surrounding decor, this ocean-scape is the perfect solution.

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Bouquet of Sunflowers

While Van Gogh may be ultra-famous for his still life’s of sunflowers, Monet painted several variations of these joyful blossoms himself. Monet also found great inspiration in sunflowers, placing them in various settings and lighting conditions. His series of sunflower paintings showcase his fascination with capturing the fleeting effects of light and color. Unlike Van Gogh's intense and emotive representation, Monet's approach often focused on the subtle shifts of hue and atmosphere.

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Purple Irises 1914-17

Another favorite subject that was shared by Van Gogh and Monet, irises were present in both of their illustrious bodies of work. In this series, Monet explores the delicate balance between form and color, utilizing subtle variations of purple, blue, and green to convey the irises' ethereal beauty. Unlike Van Gogh's intense and emotive representations of irises, Monet's approach in these pieces is more serene and contemplative

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Waterloo Bridge

Monet painted 41 oil paintings of the Waterloo Bridge in the early 1900s during his stay in London. He had a deep fascination with the city as a result of his penchant for the industrial fog. As soon as he returned to London for the second time, he began painting a series of the famous Waterloo Bridge. This muted variation is perfect for giving your home a classic touch that will still match your contemporary decor.

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More Stunning Impressionist Art Ideas

If you’re searching for a way to add a touch of fine art to your interior, Monet is a perfect choice.

From his shimmering water lilies to his captivating studies of light and color, Monet's art transcends time and space, bringing a sense of natural beauty to any environment. Whether you're drawn to the vibrant energy of his earlier impressionistic pieces or the tranquil atmosphere of his later works, consider incorporating Monet into your interior.

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