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Claude Monet - Impressionist Extraordinaire (14 November 1840 - 5 December 1926)
Monet’s Studio at Giverny
The Artist’s Studio is without doubt a haven, refuge and castle for the Artist. It is perhaps their most important space. For it is where they create.
Monet’s ‘castle’ was at Giverny, north-west of Paris. He lived here with his large family (he had many step children) for forty-three years, painting. This first studio (he built a second one later on) was a dream space with large windows and much light. It was also his smoking room… where he welcomed visitors, art dealers, collectors, critics, friends… Cezanne, Rodin, Sisley, Manet, Renoir, Mary Cassatt, Paul Durand-Ruel… they were all there. He was a warm and inviting host to those in his social circle.
He loved it in Giverny. It is also where he created his magnificent gardens, full of life and colour. Ponds, bridges, plants and flowers of all descriptions, and gorgeous colours. ‘Besides gardening and painting, I don’t know a thing’, he said.