My Summer is infused with Monet. I made a return visit to NYBG to walk through again “Monet’s Garden.” And so my reading is also influenced by my summer of Monet. I am looking over the exhibition catalog
which is brief but filled with choice photos of the garden at Giverny and reproductions of the two paintings now on exhibit at NYBG. The NYBG book store had many more offerings on Monet but I wanted something specific to this effort by NYBG to reproduce the feeling of Giverny.
I am joining in with other book reviewers at Roses and Other Gardening Joys. My review includes a suggestion that you get to the gardens to see this treasure before it closes in October. There is an app for your I Phone that you can get FREE through the New York Botanical garden’s web site. It will give you a taste for what is in store. You will then want to see it all LIVE and IN PERSON, and you will go home with this treasure of an exhibition catalog. Included besides the color prints are writings by Paul Hayes Tucker, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Quinn, Todd A. Forrest, and Thomas Cahill. Here are some photos from my day there yesterday:
This exhibition catalog reminds us that Claude Monet was born in 1840, he moved to Giverny in 1883, where he began his garden, and painted some of his most enduring work until he died in 1926. Monet’s exuberance and love for his garden leaps out in his paintings and you will get just a touch of that in this little catalog. I think it will lead you to further discoveries both of Monet and in your own garden!