Love Letters

Welcome to Love Letters about Monet’s amazing paintings.

Impression, Sunrise

written by Katie Ayres

I find this painting mesmerizing, I just feel like I am there, in another space and time. It is amazing that it is the painting...

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The Houses of Parliament Series

written by Katie

Monet created 100 paintings of the Houses of Parliament, creating a series of paintings that are remarkable and beautiful.

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Who Knew?

written by Katie Ayres

Well, OK, I guess I didn’t know or even think of Monet before impressionism. You can see with the piece above Interior, after Dinner, how...

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Impressionism versus Photography

written by Katie Ayres

I love that impressionism brings forward what photography can’t and this is coming from someone who has dabbled a bit in photography. They both have...

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The Beach at Sainte-Adresse

written by Katie Ayres

I read the book Monet by Christopher Heinrich about Monet’s life and work. My favorite story was about how Monet was one of the first...

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The Artist’s Garden at Vetheuil

written by Katie Ayres

I have a feeling that this painting takes what was a beautiful view and made it magical. This is why I love Monet’s work, he...

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Woman with Parasol

written by Katie Ayres

When I first went to an art gallery, and I was probably an adult by this time, I really didn’t get why there were entire...

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Rue Montorgueil with Flags

written by Katie Ayres

I just love this painting. Maybe because I live in Washington D.C. and love the patriotic views of my city. This captures that feeling that...

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