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1886 Self Portrait. Claud Monet 1840 - 1926 Famous French Painter. Advance by mouse Click. Monet at Giverny France.

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1886 Self Portrait

Claud Monet

1840 - 1926

Famous French Painter

Advance by mouse Click


Monet at

Giverny France


Giverny is a community in France located in the Normandy region. In 1883 Claude Monet settled in the village . He bought a house and made a garden. He dug a arm from the Epte River so that it flowed through his property, that bason on which he painted his famous Water Lillies.



This is where Monet worked and loved to rest, contimplatinghis painting on the walls. Stillcritical, hestudiedeach of them to givethem the final touchneeded for perfection.


The Blue Room is a small reading room, the furniture all authentic have been restored and returned to the original colors. The prints on the walls are Japaneese that Monet collected between 1871 and 1926


The kitchen is surprisingly large. Its shades of blue are impressive. The series of copper'wares is original. There is a beautiful stove, sink and table.


Claud Monet bedroom where he died in 1926. Monet spent 43 years painting in this exceptional setting. The furnature is restored and original

On the left, the room of Alice the second wife of Monet who died in 1911. The decor is simple and relaxing.


The Garden of Monet is full of flowers of all kind which may give an impression of « clutter » but make no mistake, there is a beautiful harmony of colors, well studied.


Monet had a passion for flowers, but especially for irises and lillies. In his garden, Irises and Lilllies of all colors come together in Harmony


Claude Monet passion for Japan and its artist caused him to build a Japaneese bridge to cross the pool of Water lillies .


After 85 years, the garden is still maintained according to the wishes of Moner who planted an array of vibant colors of Tulips, Rhododendrons, Azaleans, and Irisis, all reinforced by the tireless color scheme by the presense of Julian, Peonies, Poppies, and forget me Nots.

To end this slide Show, another painter and a friend and admirer of Monet arrived after Monet had died and saw his body covered with a black shroud, Explaining that it was

inapproiate .  No Black for Monet,  Black is not a

Color . He then pulled down the colorfuil courtains of

the windows and covered the body of the famous painter/


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