Claude Monet Giclee Prints (21 - 30)
Claude Monet married his French model Camille Doncieux, who had bore his son Jean Monet two years prior. Prior to and after they wed, Camille appeared in many of Monet paintings, such as: Women With a Parasol stretched canvas; Bazille and Camille fine art print; Women in the Garden fine art painting; and others. They had another son, Michel Monet who was born eleven years later. Unfortunately, Camille died of illness only a year after their second son was born. A few years later in 1883, success paid off for Claude Monet as he was finally able to purchase the now famous home in Giverny, a small French town near the Seine River just west of Paris. His mistress Alice who he began seeing three years prior to his wifeís death moved in with him at Giverny with her children, as her husband had already passed. Alice became his second wife in 1892 after they courted and cohabitated for sixteen years. Many believe that at least one of Aliceís six children could have been offspring of Claude Monet. Monet loved his home in Giverny especially for its garden. You will find evidence of Monetís strong fondness of his water garden that was built in 1893 and then expanded twice Ė once in 1901 and again in 1903. By the early 20th century, Monetís flower garden contained hundreds of thousands of flowers, which kept five full-time gardeners busy all day. Claude Monet always said that flowers were what had inspired him to begin painting as a youth, and had he not made a living as a fine painter Monet said his backup career would have been a botanist. Many of Monet paintings featured meticulous details of his flowers and water scenes at Giverny, a time for which he was very happy. Enjoy Art has: Irises fine art giclee; Chrysanthemum Vintage Posters; Le Jardin de Vetheuil artwork; Le Pont Japonais a Giverny; Nympaheas at Giverny; Nympheas Effet du Soir vintage painting; Sunlight Under the Poplars; and Water Lilies prints on canvas; the latter of which became part of an ongoing Monet Water Lilies at Giverny series.