Monday, October 2, 2017

September Famous Artist of the Month: Claude Monet

Claude Monet was featured on my bulletin board last month! I just took him down today. All of the photos were from a calendar; I need to find more old art calendars!

The text under the photo reads:

Claude Monet
Born: November 14, 1849
Died: December 5, 1926
Nationality: France
Art style: Impressionism

Claude Monet enjoyed drawing even as a child. He first made money by drawing caricatures (cartoon-style pictures of people).

Claude Monet was 11 when he enrolled in an art school. His mother was happy that he wanted to be an artist, but his father was sad, because he wanted Claude to take over the family grocery store.

Claude Monet was one of the first artists to paint from life outside. He would take his paints with him to parks, gardens, and ponds. He would paint what he saw in front of him.

Claude Monet’s style of art is called Impressionism because he would paint a quick impression of a moment in time. He painted quickly before the scene in front of him changed.

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