Claude Monet's house and garden

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Claude Monet House and Garden is the common name for the former domicile of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) administered by the Claude Monet Foundation in the French village of Giverny in the Eure department ( Normandy ).

The artist rented the house in May 1883, and put behind them the first clos normand mentioned ornamental garden , which he overlaid with a luxuriant flowers. In November 1890 he was able to buy the house and the property. In 1893 Monet expanded the garden, which was now tended by six gardeners, to include a piece of land on the Epte . In the following years, the so-called jardin d'eau or water garden was created there with the water lily pond spanned by a bridge based on the Japanese model , which Monet often used as a motif.

Monet loved gardening, read specialist literature and attended garden exhibitions. The garden not only served him for relaxation, but also inspired him for his paintings.

The house, the garden and the studio came into the possession of the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1966 as a donation from the painter's son Michel Monet . After appropriate renovation work, the property has been open to the public since 1980. Along with the Musée des impressionnismes Giverny, which opened in 2009, it is the main attraction of the place.

Web links

Commons : Fondation Claude Monet  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Coordinates: 49 ° 4 ′ 31 ″  N , 1 ° 32 ′ 2 ″  E