Art Envy in Bend: Claude Monet
Posted By: Lisa McGean
Date Posted: 12/17/2009
In January the Art Envy series will look at the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Participants in this monthly workshop will enjoy a 20-minute presentation on the life and work of Monet, and then get creative in a 45-minute painting workshop taught by local artist Paula Bullwinkel. The workshop will take place at the Bend Public Library in the Brooks Room at 6:00 p.m. on Monday January 4th. No pre-registration is necessary for this workshop. Supplies are provided and this program is free and open to the public.
Claude Monet, who was born in 1840 and died in 1926, was the founder of French impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to landscape painting. The term Impressionism is derived from the title of his painting “Impressions, Sunrise”, which he painted in 1872. In 1883, Money and his family moved to a house in the town of Giverny and began work on his “series” paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light and weather conditions. This included his famous “Haystacks” and “Water Lillies” paintings. After his death in 1926, his son bequeathed the home and famous gardens in Giverny to the French Academy of Fine Arts, and they were eventually opened to the public for visit in 1980
Local Bend artist Paula Bullwinkel has a master’s degree in art education with a minor in painting. She has participated in numerous one-woman and group shows in New York City and the East Coast area. For 18 years, she was a professional fashion and portrait photographer for Magazines in NYC and London. Paula believes artmaking is best approached with a willingness to take risks, and a keen attitude towards the enjoyment of invention.
For more information about this or other library programs, please call 312-1034 or visit the library at www.dpls.lib.or.us. Those wishing to attend events that have special needs resulting from a disability should contact Lisa McGean at 312-1034 at least three days prior to the event.