Sunday, August 16, 2015

Gardens & People- Claude Monet 1840-1926



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) A Woman Reading

When Monet was about 43, at the beginning of May 1883, Monet & his large family rented a house & 2 acres from a local landowner. The house was situated near the main road between the towns of Vernon & Gasny at Giverny. There was a barn that doubled as a painting studio, orchards & a small garden. The house was close enough to the local schools for the children to attend. 


Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French artist, 1841-1919) Monet Painting In His Garden In Argenteuil  1873

The surrounding landscape at Giverny offered an endless array of suitable motifs for Monet's work. The family worked & built up the gardens. 


John Singer Sargent (American ex-patriot artist, 1865-1925) Monet Painting by the Edge of a Wood 1885

Monet's fortunes began to change for the better as his dealer had increasing success in selling his paintings. By November 1890, Monet was prosperous enough to buy the Giverny house, the surrounding buildings & the land for his gardens. Within a few years by 1899 Monet built a greenhouse & a 2nd studio, a spacious building, lit with skylights.



Monet was fond of painting controlled nature such as his own gardens in Giverny, with its water lilies, pond, & bridge. He also painted up & down the banks of the Seine. Beginning in the 1880s & 1890s, through the end of his life in 1926, Monet worked on "series" paintings, in which a subject was depicted in varying light & weather conditions painted from different points of view & at different times of the day. 


Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Alice Hoschede In the Garden



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) At The Parc Monceau



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Camille at the Window



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Dejeuner Sur L'Herbe A Chailly



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Evening in the Meadow at Giverny



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Lady In A Garden 1867



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Lilacs in Grey Weather



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Luncheon on the Grass



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Madame Monet and Child in a Garden



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Monet's Garden at Giverny



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Suzanne Reading and Blanche Painting by The Marsh at Giverny



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil 1880



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Artist's Family in the Garden



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Camille Monet On A Garden Bench



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Parc Monceau



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Stroller (Suzanne Hischede)



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Strollers



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) The Walk Argenteuil



 Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Women in the Garden



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Young Girl in the Garden at Giverny


Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Woman with a Parasol in the Garden in Argenteuil 1875



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Woman seated on a Garden Bench 1874



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) In the Flowering Meadow



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Mme Manet with a Friend in the Garden 1872



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Terrace at St Adresse



Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Luncheon in the Garden


Claude Monet (French artist, 1840-1926) Self Portrait


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