In this May 26, 2012 photo, visitors to the New York Botanical Garden in New York walk through “Monet’s Garden,” which evokes the impressionist artist Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny, his home in France, from 1883 until his death in 1926. The exhibit runs through Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Ray Stubblebine)
NEW YORK (AP) — Claude Monet’s beloved flower and water gardens in the north of France are world-famous. But for those unable to visit the artist’s iconic home, a trip to the Bronx over the next several months will offer a taste of Monet’s indisputably radiant living masterpiece — a riotous display of color, plant variety and landscape design.
“Monet’s Garden” at the New York Botanical Garden evokes Monet’s lush garden at Giverny, the impressionist’s home from 1883 until his death in 1926.
A passionate gardener who once declared, “I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers,” Monet found endless inspiration from his exuberant gardens. The water garden alone accounts for some 250 paintings, including a series of monumental canvases that led to his Grandes Decorations at the Musee de d’Orangeries in Paris. His flower garden is featured in at least 40 works.
The exhibition, which runs through Oct. 21, will feature a seasonally changing display of flora, currently a spring kaleidoscope of Login to read more