Claude Monet bought his house in Giverny seven years after he first started renting it. He worked hard to create the gardens, later featured in his paintings, around his home.
Fondation Claude Monet
July 5, 2010 After he moved to the town that would be most associated with him, Monet worked hard to design the waterlily pond and gardens immortalized in his later paintings. In the last of three stories, Susan Stamberg visits Monet's home at Giverny, where he spent nearly half his life.
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July 2, 2010 Seated across the avenue and working on 10 canvases at a time, Claude Monet shuttled swiftly from easel to easel as the sun moved across the sky. He completed more than 30 paintings of his subject — the Gothic Rouen Cathedral. In the second of a three-part series, NPR's Susan Stamberg reports on the impressionist master's quest to capture the ever-changing light.
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Boudin painted his Personnages sur la plage de Trouville in 1865, about 10 years after befriending Monet.
Henri Brauner/Musee Eugène Boudin, Honfleur
July 1, 2010 The pioneering impressionist's career truly began when, as a young man, he traveled to Honfleur — a small village in Normandy — and began trying to capture the effect of natural light with his paintbrush. In the first of three stories, NPR's Susan Stamberg travels to France to explore Honfleur and learn more about Eugene Boudin, the man who convinced Monet to paint in the open air.
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