Claude Monet1840 - 1926Famous FrenchPainter1886 SelfPortraitAdvance by mouse Click
Giverny is a community inFrance located in the Normandyregion. In 1883 Claude Monetsettled in the village . He boughta house and made a garden. Hedug an arm from the Epte River,so that it flowed through hisproperty, that basin on which hepainted his famous WaterLilies.
This is where Monet worked and loved to rest, contemplating hispaintings on the wall. Still critical, he studied each of them to givethem the final touch needed for perfection.L’atelier-salon
The Blue Room is a small reading room, the furniture all authentichave been restored and returned to the original colors. The prints onthe walls are Japanese that Monet collected between 1871 and 1926
The kitchen is surprisingly large. Its shades of blue are impressive. The seriesof copper is original . There is a beautiful stove, sink and table.
Claude Monet’s bedroom wherehe died in 1926. Monet spent43 years painting in thisexceptional setting. Thefurniture has been restored andis original.On the left, the room of Alice,Monets second wife who diedin 1911. The decor is simple andrelaxing.
The dining room where Monet dined with othere artists,families and friends.
After 85 years, the garden is stillmaintained as Monet widhed. Monet planted anarray of vibrant colors of Tulips, Rhododendrons,Azaleas, and Irisis, all reinforced by thetireless color scheme by the presense of Julian,Peonies, Poppies, and Forget Me Nots.To end this slide show, another painter and afriend and admirer of Monet arrived after Monethad died and saw his body covered with a blackshroud, explaining that it wasinappropriate . No Black for Monet, Black isnot aColor . He then pulled down the colorfulcurtains ofthe windows and covered the body of the
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