Monet’s Lillies

Last term, Year 6 learnt about Claude Monet and why his paintings were unique and famous. He looked at his surroundings as a bee would. Bees see UV light and Monet was colour blind in one eye. He could see UV light too. Apart from that he saw blues, greens, purples and cold colours instead of others. He expressed this in his paintings by painting what he saw in his perspective. If you look at his paintings, the paintings are painted in different colours to what they really are.

Year 6 decided to copy Claude Monet’s illustration of UV waterlillies and they had to only use cold colours. Year 6 had to use tiny brush strokes and mix the colours. Many people enjoyed this art and these are some examples of the Year 6’s version of Monet’s UV waterlillies…