Posts Tagged ‘Claude Monet’

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Fields in Spring, by Claude Monet

Yes, springtime is here at long last. To present my best wishes for the season, I am posting one of Monsieur Monet’s many celebrations of the glories of nature. Now, if you will excuse me, I will go for a stroll in the park…



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Chrysanthemums and French painters

They have no fragrance, but they are among the last flowers of the season. Imports from China, symbols of imperial Japan, blossoms of gold, flowers of the dead, they are one of my favorites. I am not alone, of course, and they have inspired painters, in particular in France. Let’s begin with James Tissot, who […]



Claude and Camille Stephanie Cowell

Coming tomorrow: a guest post by Stephanie Cowell, author of Claude and Camille

Whenever visiting the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, I was always struck by the deathbed portrait of Madame Monet by her husband Claude. “Pretty” pastel colors, as in many Impressionist paintings, but at the same time a sense of infinite sadness, of utter bereavement. I knew of the passionate love between Claude and Camille, his many […]



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From Louise de Kéroualle to Monet’s waterlilies: a day at the Getty, and things to come

What a gorgeous day it was for a visit to the Getty Center. Sunny skies, clear vistas of the Pacific to the West and the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains to the East. For the first time I took the guided tour of the extraordinary gardens, where the red, pink and white azalea maze was still […]



Monet Turkeys Chateau de Rottembourg Montgeron

Monet’s White Turkeys

Claude Monet’s white turkeys in The Château de Rottembourg à Montgeron. You can admire the painting at the Musée d’Orsay. Enjoy this gorgeous work, and see you on Monday!