Mon, January 30th, 2017

CLAUDE OSCAR MONET

CREATOR OF A COLOURFUL WORLD

ME, PARIS, THE DREAM AND CLAUDE OSCAR MONET

“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.”     Claude Oscar Monet

When I was a little girl my parents took me to Paris with the promise to show me something very beautiful, something so beautiful I would not ever forget as long as I live. After arriving in Paris we went for a long walk and I was surrounded by beauty everywhere. The Eiffel Tower, La Bastille, The Seine, Bois du Boulogne, The Louvre and I can go on and on… My parents however told me this was not all, they had a special surprise for me and we would go and see it the following day. What could that be?

 

THE COLOURFUL WORLD OF MONET

After a very nice dinner in a typical French/Parisian bistro we went to our cosy hotel in another picturesque place called La Montmarte. Which seems heaven to me since I was addicted to art from birth. All those painters wandering on the streets, painting all day. Wow, I would become a painter and live on the streets of Paris.

After a good night sleep with lots of dreams about my future life in Paris, my parents and I went for this special surprise. We arrived at the Orangerie Museum , a lovely little museum in the Jardin Tuileries. While entering the museum I felt I got back in time to the 19th century, how lovely everything seems…

 

SURROUNDED BY BEAUTY

And there it was…Claude Monet’s Water Lilies…Oh it was breath taking, I loved being surrounded by his colourful impressionistic world of water and flowers. Would it be possible to stay here forever?

Since that moment I was completely addicted to the paintings of Claude Monet. Of course there were other painters I loved very much such as Gustave Moreau and Edgar Degas. But Monet had a special place in my heart since that day on. I saw paintings of Monet all over the world but I always went back at least once a year to visit the Water Lilies.

To quote Monet himself on his Water Lilies  “Illusion of an endless whole, of a wave with no horizon and no shore”  Even his words are colourful and poetic.

 

THE ORANGERIE MUSEUM AND THE WATER LILIES

For more information about Monet’s water lilies do visit the website of the Orangerie Museum or better visit it yourself.

Do you like to see more paintings by Monet? Visit our Monet page at https://www.passionforpaintings.com/en/art-gallery/claude-oscar-monet-painter

 

Monique Lucy Weberink, January 2017

 

 

 

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