Entries from April 2023

Through Monet’s Bamboo Grove

April 14, 2023

In Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, the bamboo grove is still the same as in the painter’s time. It shows how much the impressionist leader was influenced by the Far East, that he knew through Japanese woodblocks. Monet was a keen collector of Japanese prints and covered the walls of his home with these exotic pictures.

A Yellow Bouquet in Monet’s Dining Room

April 11, 2023

Claude Monet’s dining room at Giverny

In early spring, a bouquet of forsythia is a must to match the yellow hues of Claude Monet’s dining room at Giverny. The gardeners help themselves in hidden corners of the garden to compose lovely bouquets that follow the seasons.

This winter, Fondation Monet took advantage of the break to redo the lightning in Monet’s house. New standing lamps and light inside the buffets give a new twist to the house. Monet’s home looks brighter and lively. Come and have a look by yourself! 😉

Opening Day at Giverny

April 2, 2023

Monet’s gardens at Giverny, 2023, 1st April / Photo Ariane Cauderlier

Visitors are back in Monet’s gardens in Giverny, enjoying the first flowers of the season: daffodils, tulips, pansies, hyacinths, fritillaries… Trees blossom in pink and white. The first water lily pads are appearing on the pool.

Exhibition ‘The Children of Impressionism’ in Giverny, spring 2023

In the nearby Musee des Impressionnismes Giverny (MDIG) the current exhibition is called ‘The Children of Impressionism’. It is packed with works by Renoir, Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Boudin… full of fatherly or motherly tenderness. The exhibition will last up to July 2, 2023. Enjoy!