Friday, June 1, 2012

Waterlilies in Monet's Garden

Giverny, France.  One of the few Impressionist painters to escape poverty, Claude Monet made enough money from selling his paintings to be able to buy a house and some land outside of Paris.  Here he created an elaborate garden and painted enormous canvases of his beloved waterlily pond. 


  1. Two of Monet's lilly pad paintings, similar to your first two shots, hang in the Chicago Art Institute. Monet may have painted that bridge standing just to the right of where you took your first photo. Lovely. Good to know the plants and trees still look much the same as in Monet's day.

  2. I,too, was delighted at how similar the pond looked to Monet's paintings. He has several enoromous paintings at L'Orangerie in Paris and I was hoping to get tree and cloud reflections that would be similar to his paintings. One of these days I'll compare the images. I believe I saw a sign that said the gardens are being maintained by the Annenberg family or foundation.