French painter and one of the founders of impressionism Oscar Claude Monet. He began his artistic work with writing caricatures, gained fame as a portrait painter, but his main passion was the creation of natural landscapes. Most of his paintings are devoted to beautiful gardens from different parts of France.
The painting “Garden” was painted in 1876. At this time, the artist lived in his own house in his homeland, in Argentat – the north-western suburb of Paris. Probably it was there that he found the garden, which later captured on the canvas.
The viewer opens a beautiful, quiet garden. In the foreground is a thick grass carpet and burdock, freely spreading its large leaves. In the background you can see tall trees and lush thickets of bushes that seem to be full of mysteries and mysteries. Although the abundance of yellow foliage in the trees indicates the approach of autumn, the whole picture is breathing sunshine and warmth.
The canvas is dominated by natural colors: warm yellow and fresh green. Juicy red berries on the bushes stand out as a bright spot on a yellow-green background. The artist depicted them at the right border of the picture. On the opposite side of the berry bushes, you can see another accent detail of the composition – a dark-haired girl in a light blue dress. She has a high headdress on her head.
In 1890, the artist bought for his family a house with a garden, on which he set up a beautiful garden. Even turning into a gardener, Monet never ceased to paint, but now his own model became his main model.