French Gardens

Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

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Painter Claude Monet created his now world famous garden at Giverny in Normandy where sunlight, fresh air and the interplay of light reflected on his canvases

Garden Prospects

Garden Prospects

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Charles VIII of France (1470-98) invaded Italy in 1494, but failed in his attempt to secure Naples. He and his courtiers and generals were entranced by what they saw there. The court, its etiquette and manners attached to it were all a revelation, as well as the art and architecture…