Who is Claude Monet? Why do I see him everywhere? His paintings are in the doctor’s office, my school’s VP office, my dentist’s office, in the restaurant, EVERYWHERE! So I decided to search him up, I thought his paintings were pretty, it’s almost like most of his paintings are moving so slightly it’s hard to notice. He was considered the father of the word impressionism, I don’t really know what that means but I guess it’s the impression you get from a painting. WRONG! according to Wikipedia, “An impressionist painting characteristics include relatively small, thin, yet visible brush strokes, open composition, emphasis on accurate depiction of light in its changing qualities (often accentuating the effects of the passage of time), ordinary subject matter, inclusion of movement as a crucial element of human perception and experience, and unusual visual angles.” Monet was very depressed thinking that his life did not amount to anything and that he was a failure. In today’s society I think that people who pursue the arts are very brave because they truly believe in themselves and what they can do. I think that his life did amount to something, he paved a new path for artists to get inspired from.