Beautiful work and a little unlike all his work. How this canvas breathes in spring! As it is amazingly vivid and surprisingly easily perceived by the eyes, and then fantasy adds a story that can be real.
Imagine that here in this flourishing cherry orchard two creatures met, but not simple. Let’s imagine that spring and summer met in this garden. We sat down in the shade and decided to talk, to remember something, to advise something. But you never know what two young beauties can talk about. Spring has already worked hard and it can be seen in the garden, but the summer only has to work.
Monet, as it were, specifically pushes us towards something like this, without portraying the faces of the interlocutors. We figuratively see that these two are discussing and talking about everything. Rest and take the time. And where to hurry? On green grass it rests so well, the spring air cleans the lungs so well after a long winter. Spring tells what she managed to change and correct, and summer thinks about what he will do and asks about what needs to be done right away and what to leave for later. Such a meeting does not often happen, so you need to have time to discuss everything, talk about everything, have time to tell everything and not forget something important and necessary.
This is what fantasy suggests. Although it could be just a meeting of two lovers in a cherry orchard or a meeting of a brother and sister. There are many options, the main thing is that the artist was able to convey the amazing vital spring mood, which people sometimes lack in difficult urban life.
Monet did this time himself walk away from his chosen style – impressionism – although, in principle, he didn’t go so far. He portrayed reality, although he gave us, the audience, to fantasize and wonder at beauty.