2014 in Giverny

by Ariane ~ January 6, 2014

Happy new year, and best wishes for 2014!

Here is the stunning ‘black’ garden of the Musee des Impressionnismes Giverny (Museum of Impressionisms).

The garden was created twenty years ago, this is why it indulges in this modern fashion for so called black flowers. Aren’t they amazing with their dark foliage or petals?

Of course black doesn’t exist for flowers, it’s always very dark red or purple, anyway unexpected hues for flowers.

Planting them together like here, and not just as accents, produces a very special effect, surprising and maybe a little bit disturbing, doesn’t it? I like the black garden, but I love the white one next to it!

The American impressionists will be back in 2014 in the gallery of the MDIG, that used to be the Museum of American Art Giverny, founded by Daniel Terra. The first exhibit will open on March 28, 2014 and is entitled “Impressionism and the Americans”. Featuring works by Cassatt, Whistler and Sargent, among many others, it will last until June 29, 2014. And for sure the impressionist painters used all the colors of the palette, not only black and white.

This exhibition will be followed by a second one focusing on Belgian artists, “Brussels, an Impressionist Capital” from July 11, 2014 to November 2, 2014.


2 Responses to “2014 in Giverny”

  1. Madeleine Says:

    Dear Ariane, it’s so great to meet you in Giverny. It’s one of the best and touching travelling experiences in my life! I have been deeply moved by your genuine love for Monet, Giverny this little
    village and even the whole area! Surely, I will go back to Giverny and visit you sometime. Wish you all the happiness!

  2. Ariane Says:

    Madeleine, thank you for your kind comment. I’m happy if I could give you some idea about Giverny although it was closed for the winter. You definitively must come back to enjoy the beauty of this flower paradise!

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