Claude Monet (14 November 1840—5 December 1926) 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. Photo circa 1865. Photographer unknown.
Christian Faur’s crayon art looks more like a rasturbated photograph than a portrait made of colored crayons. After scanning a photo, Faur breaks the picture down into color blocks. Then he closely aligns thousands of colored crayons to recreate the image. Truly amazing!