Author Adrien Goetz has just released a book about Claude Monet’s incredible gardens titled A Day with Claude Monet in Giverny (published by Flammarion). Monet’s gardens, which he tended for more than 40 years, are just as impressive and famous as his Impressionistic paintings.
This book offers an insider view of the artist’s property and gardens, the layout of which he composed like “a well-balanced palette”, according to Goetz. He designed the garden by color, with the palette constantly changing as the various flowers such as hyacinths, tulips, rhododendrons, and others bloom. Many of his most beloved paintings, including his water lilies with Japanese bridges were painted on his property. Seeing the lush photographs of the gardens today make it clear how Monet was inspired to create so many remarkable images that are still revered today. See the Claude Monet Print Collection.
(Image credits - Francis Hammond/Courtesy of Flammarion)