$35 USD per device. This program is 60 mins, including time for discussion to ask questions and exchange ideas. Suitable for all ages, no background required.

  • Sunday, June 6, 2021 at 10:00 am EST
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 11:00 am EST

Monet is known as an Impressionist painter, but he was also a passionate gardener. Seed catalogs were his go-to reading. The sublime artistry of Monet’s gardens at Giverny are the legacy of his love for contemplating nature. Get ready for an in-person visit to the artist’s Norman home outside Paris. Learn about the cultural roots of Monet’s mix of flower gardens (Clos Normand) with a picturesque water garden (Jardin d’eau). See how the Japanese bridge and bamboo reflect Monet’s fascination with Japanese woodblock prints. You’ll visit Monet’s home at Giverny via images and stories, to explore the deep connections he made between nature and art. Come and marvel at the ever-evolving color palette of Monet’s plants and flowers, captured in his majestic Water Lily paintings, also known as the Nymphéas.

You will:

  • Learn how Monet created his gardens at Giverny.
  • Understand how Japanese design impacted both his art and landscape design.
  • Get ready for an in-person visit to Giverny (one of the most popular days trips from Paris).
  • Understand the relationship between Monet’s great water lily paintings and the ever-evolving palette of his plants and flowers.

Your educator, Julien Savadoux, studied both history and art history at Paris’ Sorbonne University, and graduated with a degree in cultural mediation. Julien has shared his passion for his hometown of Paris, as both guide and educator for several decades.  

You can also sign up for our series French Gardens.

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Image: The Japanese Bridge in bloom, Giverny, France, Fondation Monet, 2013.

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