Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

February 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm 11 comments

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Location: Monet’s Garden, Giverny, France

Monet was one of the most prolific painters in his time. He made nature as the inspiration of his works. I’ve enjoyed seeing his paintings especially at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris.

At the village of Giverny, I visited his home and garden where he lived with his family from 1883 until his death in 1926. It was here where he painted most of his masterpieces.

As an impressionist, Monet was known for painting the same scene over and over again to reflect the changing of the light and the passing of the seasons. Art imitating life seemed to be his passion.

Many years after his death, the roles have been reversed. I could see life imitating art in his garden in Giverny.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Whitelaw  |  February 12, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I enjoyed the way you turned that round at the end!

    • 2. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:10 am


      thank you for stopping by.

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  • 4. Dina  |  February 13, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Lovely take on the challenge!

    • 5. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:09 am


      thank you.

  • 6. Dina  |  February 13, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Monet’s Garden in Giverny is one of the most beautiful places I have seen. ❤

    • 7. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:09 am


      i agree. the current custodians are great in keeping it that way.

  • 8. Photography Journal Blog  |  February 13, 2016 at 6:24 am

    Nice, a beautiful take on the challenge!

    • 9. plaridel  |  February 13, 2016 at 9:08 am


      thank you. i’m glad you liked it.

  • 10. sustainabilitea  |  February 14, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I’d love to see these gardens one day. Nice twist at the end of your post, too. I went with Monet as well, only in very different fashion. His flowers, real or in paint, were certainly beautiful.


    • 11. plaridel  |  February 15, 2016 at 10:02 am


      it’ll be all worth it. off-season when there are less tourists would be best.


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