Aug 14, 2014

Monet's Water Lilies

This work was created by students, inspired by French Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840-1926). Monet was greatly inspired by Japanese art and aesthetics and had a wonderful Japanese style pond in his gardens at Giverny. The water lily pond featured in over 250 of his paintings. One of these paintings was recently sold at auction for over 80 million dollars, the most ever paid for a Monet.
Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas, Claude Monet, 1919. image via wikipedia.

Students drew a background of water and lily pads using layers of oil pastel on black paper. Tissue paper flowers were then added as a collage element.


  1. These are absolutely beautiful! the display looks fantastic as well. I looked at Monet last year with my Grade 2 and 3 children as the Monet exhibition was on at the National Gallery in Melbourne and I was stunned by some of the work the children produced. The children were so proud of their work - it was fantastic. I did them a different way for both grade levels. You can get a glimpse of some of them on my blog. I also read 'Linnea in Monet's garden' to them, which they loved.


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