Claude Monet’s Secret Garden

The Guardian in a May 19, 2021 article announced that, after a closure of more than six months, the gardens at Giverny that inspired Monet’s world-famous paintings of water lilies and other masterpieces will reopen. I was reminded of the Vancouver Art Gallery exhibition, “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden” held between June 24 – October 1,Continue reading “Claude Monet’s Secret Garden”

The Garden by the River

  “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”  Claude Monet The Seine, rising from Source-Seine, 30 kilometres northwest of Dijon in north-eastern France, is one of the most important waterways within the Paris Basin.  It flows 776 kilometres to the English Channel at Le Havre.  The city of Paris boasts 37 bridges that span theContinue reading “The Garden by the River”

Creative Courage

A single feat of daring can alter the whole conception of what is possible.” Graham Greene, The Heart of the Matter The year was 1874.  The art world would witness the first independent presentation of Impressionist art. If only we had a time machine to take us back, we would be in the presence of Cézanne,Continue reading “Creative Courage”