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Friday, April 16, 2010

Artist Study: Monet {part one}

Monet is my favorite.  He's french.  I have a french friend.  Perhaps one day I'll go to France.  Perhaps one day I'll speak French.  Perhaps.

Until then I'll admire his art.  Especially these pieces:

One of my favorites:

I guess they're all my favorites.  :)

I love how he paints the same thing but in different lights... ahh.  so beautiful.

Here's a page that shows some of the different views of the Japanese bridge.

This one is Javen's favorite:

The following selections are chosen by the AmblesideOnline Advisory:

2009-2010 TERM 3
Claude Monet (1840-1926) French Impressionist (Biography or here)

1. Terrace at St. Adresse, 1866, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2. Women in the Garden, 1866, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
3. Jean Monet on His Hobby Horse, 1872, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
4. Woman with a Parasol: Madame Monet and Her Son, 1875, National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. (see slso here)
5. Tulip Fields in Holland, 1886, Musee d'Orsay, Paris
6. The Waterlily Pond, 1899, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey (more here)

(The above is copied from the AO site under this term's Art Study) 

Our Artist Study:

I've posted HERE on how we do Artist Study.  I'm learning all the time.  How do you do it?  I'm all over any helpful hints you might have!!

A few interesting links:

This term we are SO spoiled because Jimmie has done all the work for us with her lovely squidoo lens on MonetJimmie is a wonderful lady with an eclectic approach (primarily CM) to her one child homeschool in China.  I really don't have anything at all to add as far as teaching resources.  Thanks Jimmie!

Thumb through the complete works of Monet.  I love this site to get a real feel and quick overall look at the complete collection of his works.  You can see them as thumbnails, click for larger view (easiest if you set the option to see 96 pictures per page). (

If you happen to be traveling to France anytime soon :) (heheh)  There are a couple interesting links for you.  You'll want to buy this book (you'll probably want to buy it anyway after you read the reviews) and you'll also want to plan your guided tour to Monet's garden at Giverny.

Timeline of painting at Giverny, from Monet's moving to the property until now.


Cool coloring sheet for making Monet reproductions. (  Here's the real painting to use as a coloring guide.

Hands-on Art project HERE.  (

Our thoughts: 

Javen: "What I've noticed about Monet is that in all his paintings there is almost always shrubbery.  If there isn't shrubbery then there's sky.  Sometimes there's shrubbery and sky."


Jeanne said...

Amy! I am just adoring that travel website your link sent me to!! My family may just not see me now for the rest of the weekend!!

We love Linnea too - and we read it before our last visit to France!! We didn't quite get to the garden but we did go to see his work in the Musée d'Orsay. Wonderful!!

Blossom Barden (NorthLaurel) said...

Thanks so much for all these wonderful links! We started our term with Monet (to be at the same place as other AOers) but haven't been doing it lately. This has renewed my interest. I am so glad for the link to Jimmie's squidoo page!
Btw, I noticed you commented on the fact that we are also doing Yr5 but it escaped me until now... sometimes I just don't know about me... Anyway, I really love AO. :)

April Mitchell said...

WOW! Thanks bunches!! We are just starting CM with AO and these resources will definitely help us ease into it this term.

Alain said...


Te esperamos aqui en Giverny
algun dia

Con Carino


Richele said...

Every bit as helpful as your John Singer Sargent post. Alas, we're on to Tissot this term but I'll be back when my children make friends with Monet.

I have been to his beautiful home and gardens at Giverny. I was 24 and quite impacted by that trip as we also visited the beaches of Normandy - quite a range of emotions.

Only since you asked, here's how we do picture study - I think Jeanne may be the only one that's ever read it :)

Phyllis said...

Here is my link for our 7 weeks of Monet study. Probaby nothing you haven't already thought of...but you never know!

Have Fun - Live Life said...

Love this post. It will come in so handy because we are going to study Monet's painting's in the coming weeks. Thank you so much for doing all the hard work for me :o)

Vera Marie Badertscher said...

I have the woman with parasol (a print of course) on the wall beside my bed so I see it every morning when I open my eyes. Do I love Monet? You bet. Am I going to Giverny when I visit France next fall? You bet. Thanks for linking to A Traveler's Library. I have the feeling our readers have much in common.

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