Claude Monet

Claude Monet Quote about Color : Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.

C“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet

Claude Monet

Born 1840 – Died 1026

  • French Impressionist Painter

  • A firm believer in the en plain air school of painters.
  • Inspired by works from Turner and Constable.
  • Most famous paintings those of Waterlilies made late in his life. (See photo Below)

Waterlilies, Green Reflection, Left Part by Claude Monet (1916)

Quote: 

Color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.”


 I came across this quote of Monet in Pinterest. I am not a fan of Claude Monet but this quote hit straight home with me.

 Color is the essence of painting for me.

I believe that it is crucial in all forms of art as it is a motivator.I enjoy looking at colors and they fill my heart and soul. Luscious rows of colors make me ecstatic whether it is in the form of paint, cloth, nature.

Of all the elements that make up an art piece, color is the first one that reaches our conscience and either attracts or repels us.Therefore it is the most important factor an artist should consider when thinking of the “reaction” he wants his work to bring out in people.

Do you believe that color is of such importance and does it torment you or  give you joy?

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