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William L. Callahan School Library: Grade 2 - Tulip Drawings

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Tulips in Vase  Paul Cezanne       Vase of Tulips Claude Monet            3 Pots of Tulips Claude Monet


Tulips are brightly colored, bell-shaped flower on a stem that grows from a bulb, also a flower itself, often a symbol of spring, There are over 150 species of tulips with over 3,000 different varieties. 

Their flower buds are known for being almost perfectly symmetrical.  They were once the most valuable flower on earth, and in the 1600s, they were even said to cost 10 times more than a working man's average salary in the Netherlands, making them more valuable than some homes.  The time period where the flower was so expensive (around 1634 to 1637) is now known as "Tulip Mania." 19. Tulips will bend and twist to grow towards light (even in a vase!).  Many artist’s have been inspired by their beauty and intrigued since their blossoms only last for 5 -7 days in spring.  Tulips can come in every color imaginable. Tulip petals are edible and can be used in place of onions in many recipes.


Using the instructions below, create your own tulip drawing.  This is merely a guide to show you how to create the symmetrical petals.  You can either show it in a pot, like Monet’s artwork above, in a garden, or in a vase like in Cezanne’s painting.  Choose your own background.  


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