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Monet’s pond back home

September 15, 2016


A symbol of tranquility and extraordinary beauty, the Japanese gardens were originally introduced to the West by the merchants travelling to the Land of the Rising Sun. Thoughtfully placed stones and carefully trimmed plants, that should bring order and harmony, inspired generations of artists.

Famous painter Claude Monet was one of those falling in love to Japonism, so much so, he built a garden in Giverny based on Japanese style. The water-lily pond with the bridge has been immortalised in his paintings. In a strange twist of history Monet’s pond now found its way back home. Japanese artist Hidenobu Suzuki photographed a small pond located deep in the mountains of Gifu Prefecture, looking exactly like the famous pond in France. Hidenobu said of her work, the place is magical. Bright blue waters, colourful fish and plants. While taking pictures I had Monet’s paintings in my head because the similarities are undeniable.


From → Hic Salta

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