Today was really great time spent at o Giverny, Monet’s house and gardens: Claude Monet and Impressionism. I can’t begin to tell you how beautiful this place was full of life, nature, flowers, and his amazing work of art displayed inside his house; not to mention the beautiful refurbished inside of his house which gives you a perfect idea of how he used to live with his family, and the amazing feeling of just being there fills you with ideas of a great life style way of living.
Our visit actually started with a nice lunch amongst each other at a café, which was ok maybe a little over priced compared to the other lunch spots we’ve been to. However, it was a really nice comfortable place to go, and enjoy the nice breeze around artistic decoration like ducks, rabbits, and others. It really made it feel comfy. Following our lunch brake, we were scheduled for a 2:00pm tour of the beautiful estate.
Claude Monet’s Foundation presents the beautiful gardens and the house of Claude Monet in Giverny.
It was really amazing, and breath taking walking through this beautiful garden. One of the most beautiful places I would say I have been to. It really is nice to see how well preserved everything is, and learning how Monet would always want to keep his garden in perfect condition, and having 6 people helping him making sure everything stayed perfect.
As you can see in this picture is the beautiful entrance leading up to his house, which gives the appearance of walking into a palace. as you walk up you can enjoy the beautiful flowers of his gardens.
Today was another great day for us in France, and hope everyone back home is doing well. Today I want to share with you the amazing experience we had to visit the “Musee de L’orangerie”. This museum reflects paintings of great Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings located in the Tuileries Garden such as one you may most likely know : “Pablo Picasso”, “Claude Monet”.
It was really interesting to analyze, and understand the different abstract paintings of these famous arts, and learning to appreciate and reading through their work. A few days before that we were visiting another museum showing works from the 18th, and 19th century, and one of the amazing things that we could observe from the different works was how more abstract the work of art became throughout the centuries. Doing the 18th century it seemed that they focused more on giving more attention to the details of the painting, and had a really good concept of human anatomy. Around the 19th century with the upcoming of photography, we’ve noticed how they pay a little less attention to those details, and focused more on an abstract painting, and so on till the 20th century. It is however a truly remarkable work of art
Finally ending the day with a cinema seminar with “les freres Lumieres 1895”, and the movie “Paris Je T’aime” which I think was a really great, and interesting movie revolving around the theme of Love for others, and Love for Paris with this fulfilling idea of Hope. What was most intereting to me about it was how people living in a community can be so interconnected with each other. I would really recommend this movie. Finally ending the day with a very interesting documentary “The Gleaners and I” followed by great discussion about the different social norms, and how society may perceive the world within the France community but could also argue the same about other places in the world.
I am looking forward to the end of this week, and learn new things and materials on the upcoming week. Stay tuned, and keep checki our amazing groups posts, and moments we would like to share with you:)