Monday, August 18, 2014

Love is All There Is

by Carol


"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love."

                                                Claude Monet


Dotti said...

My granddaughter and I read 'Who Was Claude Monet' a few weeks ago {the Who Was Series was our summer reading selection} and we were both fascinated by him. Really an interesting person and such a prolific artist. He was definitely inspired by Japanese gardens when he planned his own slice of heaven in Giverny. Great photo and quote, Carol! I can tell this was a high point in your trip last spring!

terriporter said...

Oh, be still my heart! That bridge hanging with wisteria and surrounded by iris and daffodils would be amazing enough but knowing this is Monet's bridge makes it all the more special. My husband has the painting of this bridge in Giverny hanging in his office (not the original, of course!) We saw the original triptych of Monet's "Waterlilies" at the Metropolitan in NYC and have a print of that as well. But to see it in person had to be just breathtaking. In the quote, Monet tells us to not try to understand his art but just to love it, and I do. Thanks for sharing this amazing shot!

Deanna said...

How beautifully serene and peaceful. Your trip must have been very close to heaven!!

Anonymous said...

How wonderful Carol! When we were in France the day we went by Giverny, it was closed, can you believe it? But I didn't have a camera then anyway! I've long been a fan of Monet too.

judy said...

Oh and I do so love it!

kelly said...

utterly beautiful. and I love his message about art. so often i find myself overthinking art, when really, it's a heart thing...not a mind thing. thank you for sharing.

Carol said...

Hi All,
Thanks for such nice comments. It was very special having night access to the gardens, since its tough to catch the bridge without people on it during the day! Sherry that is so sad that it was locked! But really the whole town in special. Wish we all won the lottery and could hop over the pond whenever we wanted to !!

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