PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR

France Photo and Painting Tour

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Region

Europe

Destination

France

Dates

May 11-22, 2021

Duration

11 days

$0

per person, double occupancy*

*U.S. dollars based upon minimum of 0 participants.

Tour Overview

Claude Monet was a painter recognized today around the world as one of the most famous French Impressionists. His work can be viewed in museums and art galleries throughout the four corners of the world. However, you may not be aware that most of Monet’s work was inspired and painted in Normandy. He grew up near the Norman Port of Le Havre and following the completion of his studies in Paris, he naturally returned to the place of his childhood.

During his time in Paris, he met Eugene...

Claude Monet was a painter recognized today around the world as one of the most famous French Impressionists. His work can be viewed in museums and art galleries throughout the four corners of the world. However, you may not be aware that most of Monet’s work was inspired and painted in Normandy. He grew up near the Norman Port of Le Havre and following the completion of his studies in Paris, he naturally returned to the place of his childhood.

During his time in Paris, he met Eugene Boudin, a native of Honfleur who was to become his mentor and lifelong friend. Following the example of Boudin, Monet experimented with a new technique of painting in the open-air at a time when most painters worked indoors. He was inspired to do so by the scenery and light conditions found on the Norman coast. He completed most of his coastal scenes around Honfleur and near-by beaches.

The paintings he did in Rouen contained a series of the Cathedral showing how different times of day and weather could affect the color of light on his majestic subject. Monet spent more than half of his life in the little village of Giverny surrounded by beautiful country scenes. It is possible today to visit the artist’s house to get an insight to the inspiration of this master painter. The gardens that he first landscaped, he then spent half of his life painting, notably of course… the Japanese bridge over the Water Lily Pond.

Photo Leader

Nancy Ori