9/22/2005

Day Trip

Since I can't escape the scenes of destruction here, I decided to go on a day trip and find some beauty. One of my favorite artists is Cluade Monet. You can fall into his dreamy paintings with little effort. He is a master of the Impressionist movement.

I have three cheap reproductions of his at home and can spend an hour or two just looking at the colors and imaging being in the pictures. I found this online gallery and was in heaven. I really must add the Musee d'Orsay in Paris to my list of museums to visit.

What a view to greet you in the morning. I can envision a slight haze in the air as he painted this one.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com Garden in Bordighera, Impression of Morning



This one I can imagine him waking up and still being sleepy as he painted. The vivid colors of the garden are blended together to form a purple carpet that leads to the coolness of the blue indicating a fountain and pool.
Image hosted by Photobucket.com The Artists Garden at Giverny

I need to take more of these day trips. It is so relaxing and refreshing to see beauty and escape in the paintings for awhile.

4 Comments:

Blogger Esther said...

The Artists Garden at Giverny

Wow. I love this! What a gorgeous painting. Takes my mind off to faraway places.

7:29 PM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

esther,

That's why I like Monet so much.

8:01 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Check this out: From an Australian exhibit of Japanese primts collected by Monet:

http://www.nga.gov.au/MonetJapan/Theme.cfm?ThemeID=4

http://www.nga.gov.au/MonetJapan/Results.cfm?ThemeID=4

7:41 AM  
Anonymous seawitch said...

mark,

Thank you for that link. I don't appreciate Japanese as nuch as I should but it was wonderful to take an escape of some more wonderful paintings by Monet.

6:41 PM  

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