Claude Monet:

Claude Monet was born on November 14th, 1840, in Paris. He died on December 5, 1926, in France. He struggled with depression, poverty, and illness throughout his life. His real name is Oscar Claude Monet. He is considered as one of the founders of the French Impressionists Movement in the 1870's. He started to have an obsession with water lily's. Monet's father wanted him to go into business but Monet's mother supported his artistic ability. In 1859, Monet moved to Paris to pursue his art. Monet liked to work outdoors.--------- ------

Artist Statement:

My artwork looks like a peaceful creek filled with lily pads. The subject matter is nature. The title of my artwork is "Lily Creek". The bridge is the most obvious in my piece. My piece is made by oil pastels. To create this, I blended the pastels with my finger. My artwork is inspired by Claude Monet. He created a ton of lily pad artworks and I was very interested in his artwork. My artwork is similar to his because of the bridge with the lily pads. My artwork does not express a social issue. I tried to show peace and calmness in my artwork. My goals as an artist are to show more detail and emotions in my work. Yes, this piece of art did reach my goals because there is a lot of detail. I learned that Claude Monet was an extraordinary artist and he showed lots of detail in his work. This piece is exactly what I expected. It has lots of detail and it reflects something that Claude Monet would create. This will influence my future artworks because it says that I should add more detail.


Created with images by Eusebius@Commons - "Monet - √Čtretat, la Porte d'Aval"

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