The Artist’s Garden at Vetheuil (1881) by Claude Monet

The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil - Monet, Claude - 1881 - 2

Artwork Information

TitleThe Artist's Garden at Vetheuil
ArtistClaude Monet
Date1880 - 1881
MediumOil on Canvas
Dimensions100 x 80 cm (39 3/8 x 31 1/2 in.)
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationPrivate collection
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About The Artist's Garden at Vetheuil

Claude Monet, the founder of French Impressionist painting, is known for his love of gardens and landscapes. One of his famous paintings, “The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil,” features Monet’s young son and other members of his extended household. The artwork showcases a flat landscape with yellow sunflowers in the background that are emphasized by the play of light and shadows.

Monet spent challenging years at the pink house in Vétheuil, where he planted gardens on terraces leading down to the Seine. During this time, his wife got ill and passed away while also losing all servants. This event encouraged him to embrace nature as a relief from difficult experiences in Vétheuil.

The painting is part of a bigger collection that has been exhibited worldwide at prestigious institutions like museums due to its fine blend with colors and shapes that bring out realism. Vetheuil was a small farming town between Paris and Rouen where Claude Monet developed an interest exclusively on growing plants.

“The Artist’s Garden at Vétheuil” painting speaks volumes about nature providing solace during tough times through meticulous plant arrangements undertaking in different terraces leading down Seine riverbank.

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