Saturday, April 17, 2010

Artist Study- Claude Monet- Impressionism

Impressionism was named after one of Monet's paintings, "Impression Sunrise" painted in 1873.

Monet Quotes:
"No one is an artist unless he carries his picture in his head before painting it and is sure of his method and composition."

"What could be said about me -- a man to whom only his painting matters? And of course his garden and his flowers as well."

"What I need most of all is color, always, always."

"Gardening was something I learned in my youth when I was unhappy. I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers."  --- Claude Monet

Monet's Biography and gallery of paintings.

"Linnea in Monet's Garden"                              

"Charlotte in Giverny"

Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists, Monet
Monet Video

I love the Venezia "Getting to Know" series.  Mike Venezia combines charictures with the artists' paintings and a delightful, short biography on the life of the artist.  It is a perfect book for the elementary aged young artist.

Venezia also rounds out this series with other "Getting to Know" books including composers, scientists, and presidents.  I have personally used his composer book on Bach and my children found it to be as entertaining as his artist series.

Free online resources and Printables:
Jimmie's awesome Monet Squidoo lense
Monet Notebooking Page
Mystery Painting- Monet's Waterlillies
Monet Lapbooking Pages
Claude Monet's River Scene at Bennecourt Notebooking Page

Coloring Pages:
Coloring Page of "The Boardwalk at Trouville" and the Full Color Masterpiece.

 Coloring Page of "The Luncheon" and the full color masterpiece.
These were samples provided by Dover Publications from their "Color Your Own " Series.  Please see below for their resources.  I absolutely love Dover Publications for thier inexpensive but useful art and literature resources! 

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