October 2015, Paris, France, Monet's Garden
French artist Oscar Claude Monet is known as "leader of Impressionism". He is one of founders of Impressionism and a pioneer of modern painting; his most important style of painting is a change from traditional. method for drawing shadows and outlines has updated method for describing color of light and shadow.
Monet was not only theoretical founder of Impressionism, but also an active practitioner throughout his life. Among paintings of Monet's life, a series of water lilies, Japanese bridges and flowers and plants in background of Monet's garden as a field copying background occupy an extremely important place.
Odin, Artists' Village of Giverny
Monet's Garden, located in small town of Giverny, 70 km west of Paris, is former residence of artist Monet. In April 1883, when Monet was passing through city by train, he was deeply attracted by local peaceful atmosphere, so he decided to settle here (until his death in 1926). In 1914, Monet built a large workshop in courtyard and completed a series of huge oil paintings "Water Lilies" in it.
After Monet, from 1887 to beginning of 20th century, a large number of painters moved here (more than 100 before and after), turning Giverny into a real village of artists. In 1992, American entrepreneur and collector Daniel J. Terra built Museum of American Art in village, which displays work of American Impressionist artists who lived in village at turn of last century.
Because Monet loved Japanese art during his lifetime, he especially enjoyed collecting ukiyo-e. The 1862 World's Fair introduced ukiyo-e to Europe, which made ukiyo-e collecting popular at time. Almost every Impressionist painter had his own collection of ukiyo-e. As a result, most Japanese travel to France and the Giverny Artists' Village is a must.
Second, Monet's Garden
Monet's garden consists of two parts: a water garden and a garden. The water garden is an artificial lake with weeping willows and bamboo forests along entire shore, and water lilies in lake. The sun is shaded here, winding paths lead to secluded places, and green "Japanese bridge" is thrown over mirror - like surface of a pool of tranquility and zen. The garden, also known as Normandy Garden, covers an area of about one hectare and is rectangular in shape. Most of plants in it are flowers and plants brought from Japan, bought by Monet from a florist in Paris.
Third, bright flowers
Monet was not only a famous artist, but also an excellent gardener. He abandoned traditional garden model of planting and trimming flowers and trees according to geometric shapes, but respected natural growth form of flowers, plants and trees, and designed garden accordingly. As a result, flowers and plants in Monet's garden are not only tall and low, but also harmonious in color, with flowers blooming every month from April to October. The entire garden is like a palette in artist's hands. The sky, light and shadow of water make up an ideal "impression" in artist's imagination, representing natural visual dynamics.
Fourthly, former residence of Monet
The whole picture of Monet's former residence
Studio and exercises
Bedroom and ukiyo-e collection
Ukiyo-e collection in a restaurant
Mediterranean style kitchen
Souvenir shop - Claude Monet
Five, Wei Wei and the oil painting class sisters
Europe Travel NotesSeries Column
1. United Kingdom
London: Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Tower Bridge, British Museum, St. Paul's Cathedral, Tower Castle, University of Cambridge, King's College, River Cam, Royal Gallery etc. .< /u>
York: National Railway Museum, York Minster, Viking Centre, Clifford's Tower at York Castle, York River, York City Walls, Train Station and more < /em>
Edinburgh: Harrods Arcade, Princes Street Gardens, Scott Monument, Edinburgh Art Gallery, Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, church, Elephant Cafe (Magic cafe), Arthur's Seat, Calton Hill, iron station road, etc.
National Railway Museum
York Viking Centre
Paris: Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Seine Cruise, Center Pompidou, Palace of Versailles, Monet's Garden, Van Gogh's Bistro & Town Hall, Chenonceau Castle, Chambord, Académie des Beaux Arts Paris , Café Flore, Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musee d'Orsay, etc.
French collections: Louvre Museum, Orangery Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Center Pompidou, etc.
Sunshine in Versailles
Château de Chenonceau
Notre Dame Cathedral
Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica (see Rome, Italy)
Rome: Castel Sant'Angelo, Pantheon, Column of Merit, Square of Two Rivers, Plaza de España, Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Ruins of Roman Forum, etc.< /strong >
Florence: Town Hall Square, Santa Maria del Fiore, Uffizi Gallery, Arno River, Michelangelo Square, etc.
Venice: Bridge of Sighs, St. Mark's Basilica, St. Mark's Square, Colored Island, Glass Island, etc.
Lucerne: Lion monument, Hof church, covered bridge, water tower, lake view, etc.
Interlaken: Snowy Alps, Mirren Hut, Tour Train, Jungfraujoch, Top of Europe, Chocolate Factory, Hiking on Schilthorn
Spitz: harbor, Lake Thun, Spitz castle, medieval church, mid-level gardens
Bern: railway station, river Aare, federal building, Bern Cathedral, clock with astronomical calendar, Einstein House, street view < /p>
Montreux: Lake of Thun, Lake Geneva, Montreux Museum, Chillon Castle, etc.
Geneva: train station, Geneva Fountain, Palais des Nations, Broken Chair, Palais de Justice, St. Pierre Cathedral and Tower, Lake Geneva, etc.
Bratislava: Bratislava Castle, Black Death Monument, Klemengauer Old Town Square, Slovak National Theatre, Old Town Hall, Roland Fountains, gourmet shopping street, St. Martin's Church, etc. < /u>
Budapest: Danube Cruise, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Heroes' Square, museums, art galleries, Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, Parliament House, Chain Bridge, Millennium Monuments, etc. < /u>
8, Czech Republic
Prague: boat trip on Voltava River, Prague Castle, St. Vitus Church, Golden Lane, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock and much more.
Karlovy Vary: Hot Springs Corridor, Commercial Street, Grand Hotel, etc.
Pilsen: Pilsen Republic Square, St. Bartholomew's Cathedral, Black Death Memorial Column, Renaissance Town Hall, City Water Tower, Masne Krama Exhibition Hall, etc.< /strong>
Czsky Krumlov: Český Krumlov Castle, St. Vitus Church, city shops, street scenes, rivers, etc.
Dresden: Saxon State Opera House, Dresden Zwinger Palace, Dresden Catholic Church, Elbe River, Square, Frauenkirche Cathedral, etc.
Salzburg: Salzburg Castle, statue of Mozart, SalzburgChurch, Mozart's former residence, Sluice Bridge over Danube, Karajan's former residence, Mozart Museum, Summer Palace, etc.
Hallstatt: Hallstatt town, old church, Black Death memorial column, lake and mountain scenery.
Vienna: University of Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace, Central Park, Austrian Parliament Building, City Hall, Parliament Building, Queen's Square, Heroesplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Augustinian Imperial Palace Cathedral, Stateshock Vienna Opera, St. Stephen's Cathedral, Shopping pedestrian street, etc.
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