In Year 5 we looked at the French Impressionist artist, Monet, who was famous for his painting Waterlillies. Impressionism was an art movement that began in France in the mid-19th century that showed snapshots of what everyday life was like. Impressionism captured a real moment instead of painting historical or romanticised scenes. The Impressionist artists painted in a way that was quick, using dabs of paint instead of the fine brushstrokes of the Academics. Light in works of art was also very important to Impressionists.
Using paints, we created our own impressionist piece of artwork using small dabs of paint. We created landscape paintings.