Monet’s gardens

Lily ponds, a famous subject of Monet's paintings

Water lily pond
at Giverny
   

Worker maintaining beautiful gardens at Giverny

Gardener cleaning out dead leaves. Monet kept the garden very pristine for his painting.

These photos are from Claude Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny, where he lived and painted for many years, and his and wife Alice’s children played. He would paint in his boat en plein air and trees were planted for different kinds of light settings. When we visited the fragrance was wonderful, and the bees and spiders were free. It was like everything was caressing the atmosphere, genial and at peace.

I enjoyed the bright-colored rooms of Monet’s house, with numerous Japanese prints whose influence you can see in his work. His home was filled with the works of Cézanne, Pissarro, and many others in the Impressionist movement. I wonder if he traded like me with other artists.

House formerly owned by Claude Monet in Giverny

Monet’s house

Chickens at Claude Monet's former residence at Giverny

Giverny has chickens!

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