Monet’s Foggy Morning at Pourville

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“Le Matin, temps brumeux, Pourville (Foggy Morning at Pourville)” Claude Monet, France, 1840 – 1926. Oil on canvas. Museum purchase with funds provided by 1977 and 1980-1983 Museum Dinners and Balls. 1981.40

This is a painting of a foggy morning at the beach in Pourville, France. It was painted by the French Impressionist artist Claude Monet. Monet used color to convey how the sun changes the color of the scenery as it rises and reflects off of the water. This painting depicts multiple times of the morning in one view. 

The Power of Color

Color is a form of communication. In a traffic light, red means “stop” and green means “go.” Color influences the way we feel. When we see yellow, we can feel the warmth of the sun. 

Color is symbolic. The color purple is often associated with royalty, wealth, and magic. 

Color has power. Artists use color to help you see the world through their eyes.

The objective for this coloring activity is not to mimic the colors the artist used, but to color this work of art using the colors you want to see in the world!

Questions for Engagement:

What’s your favorite color?

How does it make you feel?

Are you coloring this picture to be a certain time of day?

What colors did you choose and why?

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