Claude Monet Living Art Books

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Claude Monet Picture Study Aid and Art Prints

This 26-page Claude Monet Picture Study Aid includes a summary of the childhood of Impressionist artist Claude Monet (1840-1926), a synopsis of seven of his works, printable versions of the pieces covered (or professionally printed versions are also available), and a brief discussion about Charlotte Mason’s ideas and methods for implementing picture study at different ages.

Monet

By Christoph Heinrich

“This book offers the essential introduction to an artist whose works simultaneously reflected upon the purpose of a picture and the passage of time, and in so doing transformed irrevocably the story of art.”


Monet

By Vanessa Potts

“Displays Monet’s art and describes his life and work.”


Claude Monet: Founder of French Impressionism

By Danielle Haynes

“Colorful examples of his work and photographs from his life fill the pages, alongside annotated quotes from art historians, other artists, and Monet himself. Detailed sidebars appeal to young artists and provide more fascinating details about Monet’s life.” Ages 12 – 17.


Claude Monet (Inspiring Artists)

By Susie Brooks

“Inspiring Artists tells us what it is that makes some famous artists so important and memorable, not only in terms of their artistic legacy, but also as to their impact on the wider world. It explores their life and times through significant pieces of their art, looking at the work in terms of its context, from conflict (Goya), to festivities (Bruegel) to personal struggle (Van Gogh). Each work is also considered in terms of its style, technique and artistic innovation.” Ages 9-11.


The Life and Art of Claude Monet

By Sara Pappworth

“Richly illustrated with specially commissioned artworks and a generous sampling of Monet’s iconic works, this visual biography forms a captivating introduction to the life of a true art world revolutionary and innovator.” Ages 8 – 12.


Portrait of an Artist: Claude Monet

By Lucy Brownbridge

“Claude Monet is one of the best loved artists of all time. Find out how this special young painter strove to capture light and feeling in his paintings and how together with a group of talented friends, he came to start the most famous art movement of all time, Impressionism. In his long life he experienced war and heartbreak, love and the joy of family. See how his life shaped each piece of art he made and that throughout it all he never stopped trying to paint the ever changing light and glimmering water. In the end he built himself a garden filled with both, with waterlilies floating on dappled ponds setting the scene for his last, infamous masterpieces. A Monet masterpiece is featured on every spread. This art story also includes a closer look at 10 of Monet’s masterpieces at the back.” Ages 7-10.


The Magical Garden of Claude Monet

By Laurence Anholt

“Julie lives in Paris, but she longs to walk in a beautiful country garden. When her mother takes her on a visit to rural Giverny, Julie discovers a beautiful garden and befriends the man she believes is the gardener. In fact, he is the garden’s owner, the immortal artist Claude Monet.” Ages 6-9.


Monet Paints a Day

By Julie Danneberg

“In November 1885, impressionist painter Claude Monet vacationed in Étretat, France, where he spent his days outside, painting scenes of the seaside village. One morning he rose early and carried all of his supplies and half-finished paintings out to the cliffs and rocky beach, finally stopping to paint the arch called Manneporte. Eager to capture the scene before him, and aware that he must work quickly to catch the light, Monet became so engrossed in his work that he forgot to watch the incoming tide. Based on a true incident, Monet Paints a Day introduces readers to the life and nature of this illustrious impressionist. Interspersed throughout the story are excerpts from the painter’s notes and letters, while a second layer of text and back matter includes information about Impressionism as a whole. Lush watercolor illustrations in the Impressionist style give readers a visual for this artistic movement. A bibliography is also included.” Ages 6-9.


Linnea in Monet’s Garden

By Christina Björk

“Linnea has been in Paris. And she has visited the painter Claude Monet’s garden! She even stood on the same little Japanese bridge that Monet painted so often in his pictures. In Paris, Linnea got to see many of the real paintings. Now she can understand what it means to be called an Impressionist, and she knows a lot about Monet’s life in the pink house where he lived with his eight children.” Ages 4-8.


Monet’s Impressions

By The Metropolitan Museum of Art

“Throughout his life, Claude Monet wrote and spoke about his art. This elegant book pairs spectacular reproductions of some of his most important paintings with his own words to create a uniquely personal look at the work of one of the world’s most renowned artists. The poetic text introduces readers to the Impressionists’ goal of capturing a fleeting moment and makes this an art book perfect for the young and the young at heart.” Ages 3-8.


Katie and the Waterlily Pond

By James Mayhew

“Make art an adventure with classic picture book character, Katie, in this wonderful introduction to some of Monet’s best-known paintings.” Ages 0-5.


Discovering Great Artists

By Maryann F. Kohl

“‘Discovering Great Artists’ has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O’Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full ‘click-to’ resource guide at Bright Ring’s website to show each artist’s most famous works.” Ages 3-12. (Includes one Claude Monet project.)