The Monet Society aims to embody the bold spirit of Claude Monet by supporting creators and collectors who break with convention. The society was founded in 2022 when a tribe of entrepreneurs, artists and philanthropists came together and asked, “how can we invigorate and support creative ecosystems in a fun, scalable and sustainable way?”
Monet was one of the revolutionary founders of Impressionism. Even though widely ridiculed by critics, his painting Impression, Sunrise triggered the enormously influential art movement. Impressionism disrupted the world of painting by breaking with conventions of the past, transforming our understanding and appreciation of art and artists.
We are a community that encourages Web3 creators, collectors and platforms to use participating blockchains through the distribution of the Monet Token. Originally started on Cardano, we will soon offer cross-chain services and resources as well.
Anyone can join. By simply holding Monet you are automatically a member of the Monet Society.
The actual membership benefits are dependent on each of the Monet Society Members.
Deploying digital tokens as incentives stimulates communities and drives network effects. The Monet Society distributes Monet Tokens as rewards to creators and facilitators throughout creative ecosystems. Monet holders can use their tokens with Society Member service providers for exclusive benefits.While only a few art collectors can own a Monet painting, anyone can join the Monet Society - simply claim your Monet today through staking and giveaways.
The Monet Society is composed of a network of participating Monet Society members that will include online NFT services, marketplaces, galleries and restaurants. Moreover, we hope to expand the list of members over time. These members decide what benefits you can enjoy with your Monet.
Our token is called Monet.
1/1,000,000 of a Monet is a Lily.
10,000 Monet equals a haystack.
100,000 Monet equals haystacks.
At the Monet Society we’re rather sick of being judged by others, so in the meantime we’ve decided to become a critic in our own right. If we judge that you have the right offering and branding, we’ll send you free Monet. Once we fully distribute the tokens, we will step down from our duties and no longer judge anyone.
Members display Monet Society Member badges on their website. Badges can be seen here.
This is up to the Monet Society member to decide.
Monet can be traded on Minswap, Muesliswap, Sundaeswap and other Cardano DEXes
If the Monet Society treasury indeed has any leftover Monet tokens, we will only burn them if the owner of a real Monet painting decides to do the same. Our tokens will be burnt out of respect for the passing of the painting. Additionally, $Monet holders are welcome to send their tokens to a burn wallet if they so please.
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Claude Monet revolutionized art in the mid-1800’s. Due to the difficulty in acquiring oil paint at that time, most artists painted in art studios because they had to mix their own paint with colored powder and oil. This changed in 1841 when John Rand invented oil paint tubes giving artists increased flexibility. Monet, under the mentorship of Eugene Boudin, discovered the beauty of painting outside rather than in stuffy studios. Moreover, while most painters preferred to portray an important battle or historical event, Monet was more interested in painting ordinary things like boats, rocks, haystacks and waterlilies.At an exhibition in 1874, he submitted a painting entitled Impression, Sunrise which received scathing reviews from a particular critic. In chastising the work, the critic coined the term Impressionism which was meant to be ironic, denoting that the painting was incomplete. Over time, the critical bite of the term was lost and it was instead used to represent the hugely influential art movement, Impressionism, that dominated the second half of the 19th Century. When we look at art in our current day, we can see that digital art, in particular non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are similarly revolutionary and largely dismissed by the so-called art traditionalists. At the Monet Society, we fully endorse and admire the NFT movement because NFTs give creators the technological means to showcase and secure their work. We hope to embody the revolutionary spirit of Claude Monet and that the Monet Token will help to spread the revolution ultimately legitimizing NFTs and the crucial role they play.