Details: This poster is of Claude Monet's Impression: Sunrise. Dated 1872, but probably created in 1873, its subject is the harbor of Le Havre in France, using very loose brush strokes that suggest rather than delineate it. From the painting's title, art critic Louis Leroy coined the term Impressionism , which he intended to be derogatory, however the Impressionists appropriated the term for themselves.
Claude Monet (November 14, 1840 - December 5, 1926) was a French painter and a founder of Impressionism. He was a practitioner of its philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise. Monet was fond of painting controlled nature: his own garden in Giverny, with its water lilies, pond and bridge, and up and down the banks of the Seine.