Photo – Landscape – Claude Monet House Giverny France

Notice the comparison height of the plant to a person is fantastic.
White Clematis with Judee – CKatt 2017
Monet’s Garden View for His Water Lily Paintings – CKatt 2017
Monet’s Garden – Looking towards his home – Irisies in May CKatt 2017
Monet’s Garden Closer View of Path and Irises – CKatt 2017
Monet’s House – Shuttered Window with flowers – CKatt 2017
Monet’s Garden – View into the woods along a path CKatt 2017
The house is hidden by the spring garden
Monet’s Home – View from the Garden – CKatt 2017

 

Monet’s Lily Pond – Giverny France CKatt 2017

A visit to Giverny France and Monet’s house and gardens was a reward that I never imagined would happen for me all those many years ago as an art student. ┬áIt was May and the gardens were in full bloom. I was on a small tour with my professor Margot Galt, who is also a poet and writer, with a group from Hamline University.

A tour inside the home revealed a large collection of fine original Japanese prints. The import into the French market of Japanese art greatly influenced the French Impressionists.

Although the day was overcast, the beauty of the gardens was inspiring. Giverny, France was a quiet haven, where I could imagine Monet enjoying a country life.

French art and culture has an influence on my art. To stand where the master Claude Monet stood and painted was a dream come true.