In Art lessons the year 4’s have been learning about Claude Monet. He is a famous French painter, known as the leader of the Impressionist style. In his work he did not try to reproduce a scene in detail but rather attempted to record on the spot the impression that a relaxed, momentary vision of the scene gave him.
Impressionists did not want to paint a realistic picture but an ‘impression’ of what they could see. These artists used thick layers of paint and fast brushstrokes. Before this movement, artists usually painted in a studio and created perfect landscape scenes.
Monet often painted the same scene many times, capturing the different light and seasons.
He was one of the most significant painters in the history of art, and he created many of the world’s most iconic oil paintings.
In Art lessons we responded to Monet’s work then recreated the Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge. (1899). We also chose our own Monet Art work to recreate.