A garden worth painitng indeed
Such a well known painting by Monet of his garden in Giverny.
Oh, how I would love to visit there. My Granny and Grandad had a print of this painting in their lounge and I studied it in A level Art History. I have looked at it for hours.
I would so like to see the place that inspired it.
Photo: El Brown
I remember going to Paris as an art student and seeing the waterlily paintings for the first time inand being enchanted.
Take a look at the real thing …. I have just showed my daughter and her eyes were wide. ‘Oh mummy, how beautiful, can we go there?’
Oh how I would love to go there too how beautiful. A garden worth painting indeded.
Monet lived at Giverny from 1883 to 1926 and spent all his money and time developing these beautiful gardens. Apparently he told a friend,
“All my money goes into my garden,” he said. But also: “I am in raptures.’
According to the toursit guide to the gardens…
‘Monet did not like organized nor constrained gardens. He married flowers according to their colours and left them to grow rather freely’.
I have to say I like his style!
Waterlilies are top of my list next time I go to the garden centre. I’m now wondering how to get a little bridge in my garden too. Hmmm. (May require a house move/updgrade)