- Photographer Elizabeth Murray’s firsthand knowledge of the grounds of Monet's iconic gardens at Giverny illuminates the vivid photographs and accompanying descriptions in this calendar. Twelve monthly grids and full-color artwork.
- Measures 12 inches x 13 inches
- Opens to 12 inches x 26 inches
- Item #: 978-0764972843
At his Giverny home outside Paris, Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) simultaneously indulged in his two favorite pastimes: painting and gardening. Monet planted a profusion of dazzling blooms and graceful greenery, creating a living laboratory of color, light, and atmosphere. His translation of these elements to his canvases made Monet the master of French impressionism. After Monet died, the gardens were neglected. But in the 1980s, photographer and horticultural designer Elizabeth Murray, who fell in love with the gardens on her first visit, joined the effort to help bring them back to life. Open to the public, the restored grounds continue to delight visitors, and Murray returns regularly with her camera to record the gardens in all their radiance.