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Claude Monet Die-Cut Notecard with Stickers

Claude Monet Die-Cut Notecard with Stickers

The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

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A die-cut Monet card for artists and art lovers alike. Comes with an envelope and a sticker sheet filled with quotes from Monet plus traditional messages like "Happy Birthday."

    • Includes envelope and sticker sheet
    • Product type: Blank Note Card
    • Shipping Dimensions: 8.75 × 4.0  (22.2 × 10.2 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 0.13 lb (2.0 oz; 57 g)
    • SKU010003178 | 814229003212

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    Claude Monet in 1899

    About the Artist

    Claude Monet

    Claude Monet (1840 — 1926) was a French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. In his mature works, Monet developed his method of producing repeated studies of the same motif in series, changing canvases with the light or as his interest shifted.

    Claude Monet in the Chrysler Museum
    The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

    About the Brand

    The Unemployed Philosopher's Guild

    The origins of the Unemployed Philosophers Guild are shrouded in mystery. Some accounts trace the Guild's birth to Athens in the latter half of the 4th century BCE. Allegedly, several lesser philosophers grew weary of the endless Socratic dialogue endemic in their trade and turned to crafting household implements and playthings. (Hence the assertions that Socrates quaffed his hemlock poison from a Guild-designed chalice, though vigorous debate surrounds the question of whether it was a "disappearing" chalice.)

    Others argue that the UPG dates from the High Middle Ages, when the Philosophers Guild entered the world of commerce by selling bawdy pamphlets to pilgrims facing long lines for the restroom. Business boomed until 1211 when Pope Innocent III condemned the publications. Not surprisingly, this led to increased sales, even as half our membership was burned at the stake.

    More recently, revisionist historians have pinpointed the birth of the Guild to the time it was still cool to live in New York City's Lower East Side. Two brothers turned their inner creativity and love of paying rent towards fulfilling the people's needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee cups, and cracking up at stuff.

    Most of the proceeds go to unemployed philosophers (and their associates). A portion also goes to some groups working on profound causes.

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