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Paris. Cafés, amis et impressions

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Giverny, Monet's Garden

Claude Monet. 1883


By now,

I have become the star of Impressionism!
In Paris, I distinguished myself not only by my undoubted artistic ability, but also by the elegance, charisma and success I enjoyed with the ladies I met in the city. At the age of forty-three, I decided to buy an old farmhouse near Giverny and moved there with my whole family, where I would devote myself entirely to painting and gardening.
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I grew my own plants, combining the colours of the flowers like a giant palette. In my old age, I poured all my energy into this little corner of paradise, which I loved so much; by painting it, I tried to highlight its charm, its poetry, and I produced a large number of compositions. Even more than the trees and flowers, I was attracted by the surface of the water.

The water flowers are far from being the whole spectacle; in fact they are only its accompaniment. The basic element is the sheet of water, which changes the appearance of things at every moment, as the shreds of sky are reflected in it, giving it life and movement. I decided to create a small pond in the garden, which I decorated with water lilies

of different colours. I was passionate about the theme of flowers on water and would work on it almost with blind rage. Water lilies became an inexhaustible source of inspiration for me, so much so that I painted them feverishly; countless versions emerged with which I captured the luminous and chromatic effects that were constantly changing.
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Giverny, Monet's Garden

Claude Monet. 1883

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir. 1876

Paris, Moulin de la Galette

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