Garden At Vetheul

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The Artist’s Garden at Vetheuil by Claude Monet is on display at the Norton Simon Museum in Pasadena. Completed in 1881, the oil on canvas landscape measures 39 1/2 X 32 in (100.3 X 81.3 cm). The work pictures the garden at Monet’s home in Vetheuil, a quiet town on the Seine nearly forty miles north of Paris. Monet’s painting contains the classic characteristics of the period of Impressionism: subject matter, color, light, and texture.

During the early 1880s, Monet documented the French countryside with landscapes and seascapes. The family at home and in the garden was a popular theme of his work. This view of a path and stairs shaded by sunflowers and dotted with flowers was the subject matter of a series of paintings. The
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