Claude Monet

Claude Monet was one of the key figures in the Impressionist movement. He is known especially for his loose brushwork and his treatment of light.

Locomotives and tracks (detail), Claude Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare (or Interior View of the Gare Saint-Lazare, the Auteuil Line), 1877, oil on canvas, 75 x 104 cm (Musée d'Orsay)
Hazy with smoke, the architecture of the train station and technology of the iron engine dissolve before our eyes.

Monet, The Gare Saint-Lazare

Claude Monet, Poplars, 1891, oil on canvas, 36-5/8 x 29-3/16 inches / 93 x 74.1 cm (Philadelphia Museum of Art)
Obsessed with this view, Monet paid the owner of the trees not to cut them down until he finished his paintings.

Claude Monet, Poplars