Friday, August 26, 2016

Fact of the Day: Oscar Claude Monet

Claude Monet's parents called the future-artist Oscar in his childhood, and Monet used "O. Monet" on many of his works when he was young. He was baptized in the Catholic Church as Oscar-Claude Monet. Despite being born into Catholicism, Monet later became an atheist. 

10 comments:

Christine said...

Interesting

Pat Hatt said...

Sure had many a slight change along the road to success

Martha said...

I didn't know all this about him.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another fun fact I didn't know before! Thanks, Adam!

happyone said...

He should have become a Baptist instead. : )
He could used a beard trim. : )

Leonor said...

Absolutely did not know that! super interesting though! :D

Leonor
https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/sparkling-lemon-7679155

stephen Hayes said...

Yes, although many people don't use their first name. My wife goes by her middle name.

bj said...

wonder if he ever considered where his talent for painting came from...?

Adam said...

Not many Southern Baptists in France

happyone said...

No not many but they ARE there. : )
Just for the record, I'm not a Southern Baptist but an Independent Baptist. Which only means that we use the Bible as our authority and not an organization.