Monet’s First Studio at Giverny

by Ariane ~ April 3, 2011

monet-studioSixty replicas, that is to say very good copies, have just been hung on the walls of Monet’s first studio at Giverny, making the place even more atmospheric.

Untill last year, visitors could see prints on canvas on the walls. The new copies are now real paintings on canvas. They were made by a French gallery, galerie Trubetskoy in Paris. The chosen pictures were all in Monet’s own collection of his own work in his late years. These were the paintings he loved most and didn’t want to sell.

In addition, all the details of the studio have been checked on old photographs to be as accurate as possible. The result is stunning and really moving.

4 Responses to “Monet’s First Studio at Giverny”

  1. Ian Findlater Says:

    Thankyou for providing the seasonal highlights of this special place. We are planning a visit next year, possibly in July, and I was wondering if this is a good time to come or whether to find a better time. Your diary suggests that there is always something wonderful to enjoy.
    The Hermitage also looks a cosy authentic and convenient place to lodge. We will be booking!

  2. Ariane Says:

    I’m looking forward to meeting you next July, Ian! There should be many waterlilies, liliums, crocosmias, gladiolas, etc.

  3. carole brown Says:

    We visited Monet’s garden a week ago and found it so beautiful. I spoke to some friends yesterday who had visited some years ago. They asked if we had seen Monet’s studio in the garden. We only saw his studio in the house. Did we miss another studio please? We may have to go back!


  4. Ariane Says:

    You can spot the second studio on the upper left corner of the garden. It is now the administration and it is not open to the public.
    The third studio is also visible on the upper right corner. It is now the gift shop and the way out, so I presume you saw it too.

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