Impressionism, a historical reconstruction:
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
An impression of his paintings
at the Salon 1865-1880
Here you will find the pictures that were submitted by Monet to the Paris Salon.
Some were accepted, some were rejected. Monet made his debut at the Salon in 1865 with two works. In 1866 he also was accepted with two works. In 1867 his two works were refused. In 1868 one work was accepted, the other rejected. In 1869 and in 1870 his two works were rejected. In 1871 there was no Salon. Why did Monet not submit in 1872 and 1873? In 1874, 76, 77 + 79 he exhibited at the ‘impressionist’ Expositions. In 1880 he submitted again two works to the Salon. One was accepted, the other rejected. (Some sources indicate he also admitted at the Salon of 1879 and 1882 and was accepted. Wildenstein doesn’t confirm this, nor the Salon database of Musee Orsay.) The work that was excepted was hung high in a corner. Still one critic wrote: ‘The bright, light filled atmosphere of the painting let all the close by hung landscapes seem like black (R22I,p159+160). After 1880 Monet did not submit again. He joined the ‘impressionist’ exposition again in 1882. He had found other possibilities of showing his works (see also): at La Vie Moderne (1880), with Durand-Ruel (1883+1886+1891+1892+1893+1899), with Georges Petit (1885+1887+1889+1898+1899), with Les XX in Brussels (1886+1889), with Boussod, Valadon and Co. (1888+1889) and smaller exhibitions in France and abroad. In 1900 he received recognition by exhibiting at the ‘Exposition universelle’. Many smaller and bigger exhibitions would follow (R22IV,p1016-18). Monet didn’t need the Salon any more, nor the ‘impressionist’ expositions.
Sometimes the indentification of a painting is ‘uncertain’, see more. Sometimes to ‘compare’ another picture is given that is (probably) similar to the painting that was exhibited. For explanation of the subscriptions, see here. For an account (references, info, discussion, locations on Google-Maps), see here.). For info on the sources see at the bottom of the main page about Claude Monet. Note: If you double click on the first picture of a group of pictures and then click on full screen, you can create a slideshow. I render the pictures by form and than in a chronological order. Enjoy!
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