Sunset on a Marsh

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This is how the story of Sunset on a Marsh begins (by RT, grade 8).

My rock is about the painter Claude Monet, he was born on 11/14/1840. He studied at Le Havre School and befriended Eugene Boudin, unlike other painters that tried to copy famous art styles Claude sat by the window and painted what he saw. His paintings have a large amount of realism and he preferred to draw landscapes and nature instead of portraits. Claude was married twice once to Camille Doncleux, who bore his two sons Michel and Jean. When she was on her death bead, Claude painted her as a last ‘gift’ to her. After Camille’s unfortunate death he met Alice Hoshede who already had six children of her own. He died from lung cancer on 12/15/1926. I choice his art work to inspire me because of his water color like paintings and beautiful water scenes.

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Sunset on a Marsh (RMS156) 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.

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