Giverny

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meeting and painting together

Giverny

 

1915-1926, Water lilies, sunset, 200x600cm, l’Orangerie (iR51; R22IV,p972)

 

 

 

Introduction:

Giverny lies on the right / north side of the Seine, about 75km west of Paris. In 1883 Monet moved to Giverny, in 1890 he would buy the property, in 1893 he would buy the adjoining land and in 1895 he starts to build the waterlily pond here. In 1926 he would die in Giverny.
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Surroundings of Giverny:

Monet often painted in the surroundings of Giverny. Here he made several series: the glaçons, the poplars, the haystacks, the misty-morning scenes. He also painted several times the church of Vernon and the opposite hill of Port-Villez.

 

 

Repeating themes:

In Giverny Monet would repeat painting several themes: the garden, the Japanese bridge and the waterlilies. From 1814 until his death he would work at the ‘Grande décorations de Nymphéas’ that are since 1927/05/27 in the l’Orangerie in Paris.

1900, Giverny, waterlily pond, Japanese bridge, xx, MFA Boston (iR2; R22)

1903, CR1656, Waterlily pond (the clouds), 73×100, private collection (iR51; R22)

 

 

 

 

Foreign visitors:

There were several foreign painters that visited Monet in Giverny. Among them were: Mary Fairchild-MacMonnies (1858-1946), Will Hickok (1853-1932), Vaclav Radimsky (1867-1946). Some of their painting can be seen in the Musée de Vernon, close to Giverny.

Fairchild-MacMonnies, Mary, 1902ca, Wintergarden of Giverny (detail ), 98×164, Md Vernon (BVC)