MONET & RENOIR
FLOWERS OF THE SEASONS
In the garden, Autumn is, indeed the crowing glory of the year, bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season, save perhaps in Daffodil time, do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.
Rose G. Kingsley, The Autumn Garden
French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) was still a struggling young artist when he created the richly colored arrangement of Still Life with Flowers and Fruit in 1869. He and his friend Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841-1919), who were then painting together, shared both the bouquet and vase for their luxurious displays evident in the latter’s Mixed Flowers in an Earthenware Pot below.
Which do you prefer?
Rose G. Kingsley (1845-1925) was an author of books on a variety of subjects, including travel, art, and gardening.
The above images are used solely for educational purposes.
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