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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Baitinger April 2012: Claude Monet Teaches Texture

Lesson Objectives:
To introduce visual and surface texture by introducing students to Claude Monet. Introduce the term impressionism through examining landscapes, seascapes, and still life paintings.

Create a list of words that describe texture. How do things feel (give students sample items and have them, eyes closed, feel and describe them. Think Pair Share.

What you see and what you feel...do you use the same words?

 Impression: Sunrise by Claude Monet

Claude Monet was born in Paris, France in 1840. He loved painting from real life. He and his friends wanted to become famous artists and had their own show...it was not a success. People of the day liked a different style of painting. A newspaper reporter/art critic wrote that these artists were "impressionist." He got that name after seeing Monet's painting above. (Monet by Mike Venezia) 

Claude Monet Self Portrait

  Chrysanthemums by Claude Monet

He loved painting and creating new texture and colors..this was a time when you had to create your own paints with colored powders and oil. It could be very messy. During his lifetime the creation of paint in a tube came along...and he was free to paint outside more!

Who can remember what type of painting this is? (Hint SL)

 Haystacks by Claude Monet

He would sometimes paint the same thing at different times of the day or year to see how light changed the area. Fifteen of the paintings were exhibited at the Galerie Durand-Ruel in 1891.(Link)

 Monet Painting in His Garden by Pierre Renoir

One of his friends, Renior, painted this portrait of him. In his later life, he created a huge garden and spent the last 10 years painting from his own amazing back yard. Some of his pieces of art were as big as 40 feet wide.

What kind of painting is this?

Sea Coast at Trouville by Claude Monet

He sometimes would have to tie his canvas down when he was in bad weather. (Mike Venezia) He tried to make his paintings as real to everyday life as possible, using shadows and light.

What type of painting is this? (Hint S)

Tulips in Holland by Claude Monet

Later in his life Monet had eye problems. He needed 2 surgeries and the paintings after that time had a red tint to them. This was common for cataract patients.

Can you remember what type of painting this is? (hint L)

Weeping Willow by Claude Monet

During World War 1, Monet painted weeping willows to remember the French fallen soldiers.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet

After his death his home where he painted so many of his painting become a famous tourist stop. One of his paintings sold up to 41 million dollars.

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