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Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art

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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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February 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm 11 comments

weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns

orsay museum clock

one of the main features of the musée d’orsay building is its huge clock that can be viewed from distances away. one early afternoon, i had a chance to take a picture of it from the inside of the museum. as it was against the light, its lines and patterns became more visible in black in white.

if you’re in paris, the musée d’orsay (orsay museum) is a must-see. it’s located on the left bank of the seine river in the heart of the city. among other things, it contains the largest collection of impressionist and post-impressionist masterpiece paintings by monet, cézanne, van gogh, renoir, degas, etc. visiting the museum is time well-spent if you can avoid the crowd.

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September 20, 2013 at 9:58 am 8 comments

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i have hated the words and i have loved them, and i hope i have made them right.

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