The Life of Claude Monet: The Film

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I created this film of the Life of Claude Monet (35 minutes in length) for use in schools, art societies and art groups and it is suitable for children from around the age of 7 or 8 years old upwards. The film covers all aspects of Claude Monet’s life from his initial struggles to get to art school and earn his father’s good wishes, to the birth of Impressionism and his crowning success of his final years at Giverny. The film also looks at his relationship with his dealers, especially Paul Durand Ruel and his struggle to sell enough paintings to support his children. A number of his paintings are discussed and his later years spent developing his garden and lake at Giverny which would provide the inspiration for his water lily paintings. Many elements in the film are shot in France in the places in which the artist Monet himself painted.
Please note that some aspects of the Life of Claude Monet and the events in it, may have been simplified or amended to make them suitable for a school audience. This video is a great way for kids, students and other people tho learn about the life of Claude Monet and would be a great introduction to an art lesson on Claude Monet or Impressionist painting in schools and colleges.

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French Chanson by Mitobota
Epic Cinemantic Pack by Leto
Sad Inspiring by Max-Music

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- I have taught art for more years than I can remember, in schools and with own art courses. I hope you find this art tutorial, stimulating, easy to follow and that it contributes, in a small way, to the development of your own art skills. Paul Priestley

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