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 Self Portrait
Chrysanthemums by Claude Monet
Who can remember what type of painting this is? (Hint SL)
Haystacks by Claude Monet
Monet Painting in His Garden by Pierre Renoir
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
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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