Cultural References to Monet

In Film

Ceux de chez nous (1915) – Documentary with Monet and other famous artists

Ceux de chez nous is a French film created during the lifetime of Monet. The director, Sacha Guitry, was attempting to create a film praising French culture. In this film he captures some of the greatest personalities of his time “according to his tastes.” This film shows Monet working as well as André Antoine, Sarah Bernhardt, Edgar Degas, Anatole France, Lucien Guitry, Octave Mirbeau, Auguste Renoir, Henri Robert, Auguste Rodin, Edmond Rostand, and Camille Saint-Saens. It is a total of twenty-two minutes in length.

"The Impressionists"(2006)

Three hours long, "The Impressionists" is a drama about Monet, Degas, Cézanne, and Manet. It is based on documentary evidence and delves into the personal histories of all the aforementioned artists. It shows them being refused by salons ad mocked by society because their art in unconventional at the time.
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Claude Monet: Painter of Light (2005)

Claude Monet: Painter of Light is a fifty-five minute long documentary. It spends much of this time going over Monet’s artwork itself, going over quite a few of his pieces.

Linnea in Monet’s Garden (1992)

The movie Linnea in Monet’s Garden is based on the children’s book of the same title. It is thirty minutes long. The movie follows Linnea and Mr. Bloom through the landscapes from Monet’s paintings. It explains painting techniques in ways children can understand.
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In Literature

Linnea in Monet’s Garden

Linnea in Monet’s Garden is a book by Christina Bjork. It follows a young girl named Linnea on her adventures in the home and garden of Monet at Giverny where she learns about his paintings and his life.

Monet’s Table

Monet’s Table was written by Monet’s great-grandson’s wife, Claire Joyes. It contains recipes from Monet’s journals, his friends, and places he’d traveled, visited, and been served food. In addition to recipes, Joyes provides insight into Monet’s life, using the recipes as a foreground and Monet’s life as background.

Blue Butterfly; A Story about Claude Monet

Blue Butterfly: A Story about Claude Monet is a picture book for young children written by Bijou Le Tord. The paintings are done in watercolor, in an almost Impressionist style and they using a list of eight colors that Monet used in the latter part of his life. It is written poetically with little text, but just enough to inspire. It shows the dedication of Monet to his art.

In Music

David Lanz "Song for Monet"

Dime Store Prophets "Yeah, Sure, Ok Monet…”"

Greg Percy "Monet’s Mom" – Tribute to Artist Claude Monet
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In Television

Monet: Shadow and Light (1999) (TV)

This was one part of a six-part Artist’s Specials Series. It is biography mixed with fiction, a technique used to create a compelling children’s film. Monet learns lessons about family from and is aided in his art before he became famous by little boy named Daniel. Mary Cassatt: American Impressionist, Rembrandt: Fathers and Sons, Goya: Awakened in a Dream, Winslow Homer: An American Original, and Degas and the Dancer are also in this series.

In the Community

"Monet Impressions," a ballet (Carolina Ballet)

"Monet Impressions" is a ballet put on by the Carolina Ballet coinciding with the end of the Carolina Museum of Art’s Monet in Normandy exhibit. It is based on Le Déjeuner sur l’Herbe, Waterlilies, and key events of Monet’s life.

Monet’s Home and Garden in Miniature

Cheryl Miller is a hobbyist who’s been making miniatures for over 20 years. When she saw Monet’s house in Giverny she felt compelled to create it in miniatures. It’s now been completed in a collaborative effort with many other miniaturists.
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Other Great Masters

Monet Prints >

Waterlilies at Giverny
Monet Water Lilies at Giverny Print

Sketch of Woman and Umbrella
Monet Woman with Umbrella Print

Monet Poppies Print

Women in the Garden
Monet Women in a Garden Print

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil with Boy
Monet the Artist's Garden at Vetheuil with Boy

"People discuss my art and pretend to understand as if it were necessary to understand, when it's simply necessary to love." Claude Monet Quotes