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There are many famous French artists. Here are some words you might need to talk about them.
un artiste - an artist
un dessin - a drawing
une œuvre d'art - a work of art
Claude Monet was a French painter who loved nature. He liked to paint his garden: some of his best-known paintings are of the water lilies in a pond at the bottom of his garden.
Claude Monet - Claude Monet
la nature - Nature
un peintre - a painter
un pinceau - a paintbrush
je trouve l’art très beau ! - I find art very beautiful!
Auguste Rodin was a sculptor. He made many beautiful statues, including one made from out of bronze of a man sitting down thinking. He called this statue Le Penseur.
Auguste Rodin - Auguste Rodin
un scuplteur - a sculptor
une statue - a statue
Le Penseur - The Thinker
Le Louvre is one of the most famous art galleries in the world. It is in Paris. There are many beautiful and famous paintings inside such as Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, a famous painting of a woman’s face. There’s a huge glass pyramid outside the gallery.
le Louvre - le Louvre
un tableau - a painting
l'art - art
J'aime dessiner - I like to draw
Many paintings and drawings use simple shapes:
un cercle - a circle
un point - a dot
un carré - a square
une ligne - a line
une spirale - a spiral
une étoile - a star
Gustave Eiffel is a very famous architect. Can you guess what which building he is famous for? That’s right the EIFFEL Tower or La Tour Eiffel. Le Tour Eiffel is so tall that it was the tallest structure in the world for 41 years!
Gustave Eiffel - Gustave Eiffel
un architecte - an architect
La Tour Eiffel - The Eiffel Tower
C’est très grand ! - It's very big!