To visit Monet’s Giverny is to walk into an Impressionist painting. Stroll the gardens and you will see how Monet’s visions of water lilies, flowers gardens and the Japanese bridge became some of the most beautiful paintings in the world.
Claude Monet was the leading light of the Impressionist movement when he revolutionized painting in the 1870s with a group of like-minded but independent painters. Monet loved to lead open-air painting excursions into the countryside to paint everyday things (landscapes, flowers, seascapes, and people) in bright colors.
By 1883, Monet was an established and successful artist. He decided to settle into a farmhouse 50 miles outside of Paris in the town of Vernon with his wife and eight children. Read More via BlueSkyTraveler.