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.