Claude Oscar Monet moved to Giverny by the end of the 1800s along with his wife and many children, where they found a home with a large garden. He is most known for his portrayal of his icon garden, which can be visited to this day. The painting The Path Under The Rose Trellises Giverny is an exception experimental reproduction of his beloved flowerbed, done during the final period of his career when his cataracts already hindered his vision.
The path leading to the painter’s house seems to summon the viewer to emerge into the painting. The earthy ground and the vegetation covering the top of the canvas is how the artist represents his view on nature, surrounding whoever chooses to enter within nature’s embrace. Monet had a great care in maintaining his garden perfect, and during this period he had financial security and was able to hire many gardeners to help him. This painting was done in a genuinely Impressionistic way, as the painter creates an almost abstract artwork of his garden, using many contrasting colors, like yellow, green, orange, red, purple, pink and brown.
A wealthy businessman and collector of modern art, called Ernest Hoschedé, commissioned Monet around 1876 to paint some decorative panels for his country house. The artist developed a close relationship with the Hoschedé family, especially the children. Because of their financial situation, the family decided to live together at Vétheuil and share resources. Life at Vétheuil saw an upsurge in artistic activity from the artist, always working despite the rapidly declining health of Monet's long-time partner Camille. Following her death in 1879, the wife of Ernest Hoschedé, Alice, became like a mother to Monet and Camille's children Jean and Michel. As Ernest worked to reestablish himself as a successful businessman and thus to spend little time at home, Alice and Monet’s relationship developed into love.
Eloping together, the painter decided to travel the country until he found the countryside and house that suited him and Alice. A few years later the pair settled on Giverny, a village about eighty kilometers from Paris. It is easy to see, within Pathway In Monet's Garden At Giverny the satisfaction and serenity the family felt in the home they remained in for the rest of their lives.
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