Claude Monet

(1840-1926)

 

Claude Monet is one of the most famous artists in the world, and the face of impressionism. You may be familiar with some of his works, such as his series on haystacks and his water lilies. We hope you enjoy learning about him!

 

Here’s a summarized printable biography for Claude Monet.

Here’s a website with a bunch of homework help pages for a variety of topics (some extra resources), including the life of Claude Monet!

Click here to view a digital museum of his works throughout his lifetime.

You can get a very nice collection of biography notebooking pages here, when you sign up for a free account using my special affiliate link.  Once you get your account set up (very quick) you’ll see the Biography Template Notebooking pages, which are useful for any person you are studying.  Under Free Art/Music you will see Free Art Notebooking Pages which are very nice as well.

 

Fun Stuff

Here’s a fun printable word search

9 Search Words: ARTIST, CARICATURE, FRENCH, HAYSTACKS, IMPRESSIONIST, IMPRESSIONSUNRISE, OILPAINTER, PLEINAIR, WATERLILLIES

If you have the materials, this should be a really fun activity for your students

Here’s a fun “Job Application” worksheet where your students can show how much they know about Claude Monet.

Here’s a 10 question printable quiz on Claude Monet!

Here’s a Monet word scramble puzzle!

Check out this fun color game!

Match heads on portraits, and make your own art in this game!

Fight world hunger and learn about art at the same time!

Here’s a crossword puzzle to see how much your students know about impressionism!

Check out Walker Art Center’s collection of educational resources.
Over 70 educational activities and units are currently included on this site. The activities are organized by grade and by subject.

 

Here is a video by Emma, who takes us through a beautifully done full report on Claude Monet.

Here’s a great video for those of you who want to try your hand at making a painting in Monet’s style!

 

 

 This video from the Forger’s Masterclass shows us how to recreate paintings in Monet’s style!

This beautiful video shows us over an hour’s worth of Monet’s work, set to music. Such an incredible body of work!

 

The Argenteuil Bridge

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Oil on canvas.

c. 1874.

 Monet painted this bridge on the Seine River seven times, every time we get a chance to see his amazing interpretation of the light on the boats, water, and around the bridge.  This piece is kept at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. Click here to check out their website!

 

Here’s a well done video analysis from Khan Academy!

 

Gare St. Lazare

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Oil on canvas.

c. 1877.

 After so many paintings of the countryside, Monet settled in Paris, and began to paint more urban landscapes, like this one.  This piece is kept at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France. Click here to check out their website!

 

Here’s a video analysis from Khan Academy!

 

Cliff Walk at Pourville

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Oil on canvas.

c. 1882.

 Monet studied the colors of nature intensely, here he captures the blues of the water and sky, against the green and lavender landscape of the field.  This piece is kept at the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois. Click here to check out their website!

 

Here’s a video analysis from Khan Academy!

 

Poplars

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Oil on canvas.

c. 1891.

 This group of Poplar trees on the Epte River, was close enough to his home and studio that he would row his boat a short ways every day to paint them.  Monet painted so many canvases based off of this group of trees that he actually had to buy them from a lumber merchant that wanted to cut them down.  This piece is kept at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pennsylvania. Click here to check out their website!

 

Here’s a video analysis from Khan Academy!

  Les Nymphéas (Water Lilies)

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Oil on canvas.

c. 1918-26.

 Out of the many paintings in Monet’s series on water lilies, these two large panels were requested by the French government to be permanently placed in a museum dedicated to impressionist artists.  These panels are kept at the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris, France. Click here to check out their website!

 

Here’s a video analysis from Khan Academy!

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