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        Connie Chu
Barcelona, Paris, and Provence
       Mini-Term 2006
Basic Information
 Born: November 14th, 1840 in Paris
 Died: December 5th, 1926 in Giverny

1860 - photo   In his studio   ca. 1923
Carjat         at Giverny
Monet’s Biography


 Paintings:
 At the gateway to Normandy, 75 km from
  Paris and 60 km from Rouen
 On the right bank of the River Seine, where
  it joins with one of the two branches of the
  River Epte
 1838: Gallo-Roman graves are said to have
  been discovered in Giverny.
 1860: Coffins made out of plaster (dating
  from the first centuries of our era) and a
  ruined megalithic monument, indicating that
  neolithic people used to live there, were
  found in Giverny.
 Grapes were cultivated in Giverny as early
  as Merovingian times.
Monet and Giverny
 1883: Claude Monet discovered Giverny
  while he was looking out of a train window.
 At the time, the population of Giverny was
  about 300, mostly farmers and a few middle
  class families.
Monet and Giverny
 Monet rented “the Press House,” a large Giverny
  farmhouse with a vegetable garden and orchard
  over one hectare in size.
 He moved in with his “lady friend,” Alice
  Hoschedé, his two sons, and her six children.
 Monet’s house is between the Claude Monet
  Road, which runs straight to the village, and the
  “Chemin du Roy” (Secondary Road 5), which
  follows the River Epte.
Monet and Giverny
 Monet stayed in Giverny until his death.
 1890: Monet became the owner of “the
  Press House.”
 He created the Clos normand, which has
  100,000 annuals and 100,000 perennials, in
  front of the house.
 Monet also diverted a branch of the Epte
  River, and had a waterlily pond dug on the
  other side of the road.
Monet and Giverny
 At Giverny, Monet began by painting the
  surrounding countryside, gradually limiting
  himself to his water garden.
 Many times, he depicted the Japanese
  bridge and the waterlilies.
Monet’s Paintings of the
Japanese Bridge
Monet’s Paintings of the Water