Claude Monet’s “Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning” is a masterpiece that presents the artist’s rediscovery of the Mediterranean during his stay in Italy. The painting was completed in 1884 and later executed on a larger scale at Monet’s studio in Giverny, France. The artwork captures the tropical gardens found in and around the commune of Bordighera.
The painting features bright colors and lively brushwork, typical of Monet’s impressionist style. The use of thick brushstrokes gives texture to the foliage while also allowing for small glimpses of light peeking through. The painting has dimensions of 64.8 x 81.3 cm, making it one of Monet’s smaller works.
Monet’s Garden series shows his fascination with plants and gardens as an artistic subject matter, which he extensively revisited throughout his career. As seen in “Garden In Bordighera,” the natural environment provides a constant source for experimentation with colors and forms that characterize impressionism movement.