The Path Under the Rose Trellises Giverny, 1920-22
With his wife and children, Monet moved to Giverny by the end of the 1800s and found a home with a large garden.
He is famous for portrayals of his garden, which can be visited to this day.
The path leading to the house draws the viewer into the painting. Monet represents his view on nature through the earthy ground and vegetation covering the top of the canvas.
Whoever chooses to enter is thus surrounded by the embrace of nature.
Monet took great care in maintaining his garden perfectly, having financial security that enabled him to employ many gardeners to achieve his aim.
Painted in a genuinely Impressionistic fashion, the painter creates an almost abstract artwork of his garden, using many contrasting colours.
Oil on canvas