He moved to Giverny in 1883 where he began painting his home and the lily ponds and gardens in his beloved yard. Some famous Monet oil paintings include Poppy Field in Argenteuil 1903, Walking near Argenteuil 1906 and London House of Parliament between 1916-1923.Haystacks is a title of another famous series. In the 1890's Monet began a series of paintings that depicted haystacks over and over again - but the interesting thing was that the paintings were not about the haystacks, but rather an investigation of how the light during different times of the day, or different seasons of the year, changed the way those haystacks looked.In some ways, he probably had to choose a boring subject such as a haystack, so that the viewer would not be enthralled with the subject but instead focus on how the light was affecting the color. For example, an early morning summer sunrise makes a light and color much different than the middle of the day in the winter.
Monet's style and passion for painting paved the way for the Modern art movement French Impressionist painter. Claude Monet was a founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting Impression, Sunrise Impression, soleil levant.