The Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet
Here is a project that I found it in a book entitled: Art for the Very Young by Elizabeth Kelly and Joanne McConville. It features a technique made popular by the Impressionist art movement of which Claude Monet was and still is a front-runner. I first discovered this charming painter when I did an assignment on one of Monet’s fellow Impressionists, Pierre-Auguste Renoir for Humanities class in the eleventh grade, high school.
Image by Glenn Thomas Franco Simmons via Flickr
Cookie sheets, cake pans, or pizza pans
1 tablespoon each of blue, purple, pink, green tempera paint
Wite construction paper that is larger than the pan you choose to use
Green tissue paper
Small plastic containers, one for each paint color
Cut tissue paper into lily pads. In each plastic container mix: 1 tempera paint color with 1 tablespoon each of honey and water. Place pan upside down and paint the surface with any combination of the tempera-honey-water mixtures. Place construction paper over painted area. Gently smooth paper with hands. Carefully lift paper to reveal a “pond” pattern. Place tissue paper lily pads on wet paint. Gently smooth them down and let painting dry.
Art for the Very Young: http://www.amazon.com/Art-Very-Young-Ages-3-6/dp/1568226683/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1325716647&sr=8-1
Portrait of Madame Matisse Matisse
Les Fauves, “the wild beasts” is an artistic group that began in the early twentieth-century from 1904–1908 that emphasized strong, bright color over realism using wild brush strokes. The subjects of the pieces were simplistic and abstract, a mode of Expressionism. The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse and Andre Derain.
Les toits de Collioure Matisse
Self Portrait in Studio Andre Derain
Charing Cross Bridge Andre Derain
The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Fauvism http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/fauv/hd_fauv.htm
Google Images: “The Fauvre Art” http://www.google.com/search?q=the+fauve+art+images&hl=en&nord=1&biw=1600&bih=775&site=webhp&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=A_OhTpxL5MqxArKQ0aEF&ved=0CC8QsAQ