|Thanks to CDoart for finding this for me! (Click to see it sparkle)|
Fascinated with the play of light on his subject over the course of the day, Monet used several canvases at once and moved to each new canvas with the changing light.
This method of painting meant he had many different versions of the same subject. Besides bridges, Monet is known for his series of paintings of Rouen Cathedral, The British Houses of Parliament, Poplar trees, haystacks and probably his most famous -- waterlilies.
The website of The National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC has an interesting post about Monet's series paintings. You can click on the featured paintings for some background information. Visit it here.
In this clip, Monet as an old man is played by Julian Glover.
I have gathered together a little slide show of as many of Monet's paintings and chalk drawings of bridges as I could find.
Here is a lovely video which shows many of Monet's series paintings. They are blended together to make a moving light show.
This video, which shows a series of paintings about The British Parliament buildings, probably contains one of Richard Armitage's favourite paintings (according to an interview). I wonder which one he likes best?
Richard as Lucas North in Spooks 8.1 in front of the British Parliament Buildings.