This is how the story of Water Bridge begins (by Piper, grade 8).
I am the fabulous water bridge featured in many of Claude Monet’s famous paintings. The overall name for the paintings I’m in are the Bridge Over Water Lilies. I’m so glad Oscar (Monet’s real name) spent so much time in his garden for inspiration, because if he didn’t, I wouldn’t be nearly as famous as I am today. I love being famous! Monet used a technique called impasto, dots of color instead of many lines, to paint the paintings you can find me in today.
Claude was born and raised in France and eventually became a very key figure in the Impressionist era of artwork and inspired many other artists during that time as well. Many of his paintings, featuring me of course, can still be found in museums today. You can come admire me beauty first hand! Even though Monet died in 1925, his legacy lives on. His art, with a little help from me, continue to inspire many artist, young and old to this day.
I hope you came to love Monet as much as me and the water lilies do!
Water Bridge (RMS167) is part of a series of ‘Artist’ rocks created by students 8th grade Visual Arts Students in Mrs. Hahn’s class at Rogers Middle School, Minnesota, USA. We invite you to visit all RMS rocks and submit your comments and feedback.
If you have found this rock or would like to continue this story, let us know!