Monet in Normandy: The Making of ImpressionismIn France, the region of Normandy was the scene of bravery and slaughter in World War II -- and the cradle for some of the most beautiful art works ever made. Just East of the D-Day beaches, in big and small towns near the English channel, French artists launched the 19th century revolution that became Impressionism. NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg has a series of artistic vignettes.
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.
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