Claude Monet's House and Gardens: The Inspiration for Many of His Greatest Works of Art
Claude Monet, a leading figure of the Impressionist movement, is also one of the best landscape painters the world has ever seen. Water lilies, colorful ponds, cliffs, and sunrises, Monet's remarkable work can be seen in museums all over the world.
It all started when Monet decided to move together with his family to Giverny, a charming little commune in the Normandy region North of France. Impressed by its surroundings, he decided to build a house there. This was the magical place where he drew some of his most recognizable paintings.
The facade is pink and it has many large windows with green frames and the walls are covered with ivy.
The whole atmosphere inside is very cheerful and calm because of the amazing color contrasts that the artist chose - with the shades of blue on the walls of the kitchen and the green and yellow tables, chairs, and doors in the dining room. On the ground is Monet’s art studio in which he created some of his best works. The house is reputedly one of the most beautiful properties in France.
Monet was also a prominent art collector and some of his most favorite works were that of well-known Japanese landscape artists, which inspired him to create one of the most stunning gardens in the country. Monet’s gardens are renowned all around the world because the Water Lilies series, his most famous series of paintings, were created here.