Grandfather of Impressionism, Monet & His Inspiration: Giverny Virtual Tour
Learn about the life and works of Claude Monet and Giverny, where he spent much of his life.
What is a Virtual Guided Tour? It is not virtual reality. It is a licensed guide led webinar packed with photos, videos, polls, and a fully interactive chat function which makes this anything but a lecture video. With live Q&A through, get all your questions satisfied about Giverny and Monet with a licensed local guide. Whether you’ve never been abroad or spent every summer in France enjoy this exciting, interactive experience from the comfort of your home.
- Interactive Tour of Monet's Home and Gardens
- Live Local Licensed Guide
- His Great Works from Giverny
- Discover the Inspirations for His Great Masterpieces
- Great Works by Impressionism's Grandfather
- Learn What Brought Monet to Small French Town
- Q&A Throughout
- Sundays, at 4 pm EST
Stroll through the Gardens of Giverny that were the subject matter of so many of Monet's great works, including Water Lilies, The Waterlily Pond, green harmony, and more. Hear from our licensed guide, Josephine and she takes you on a journey through the gardens and back in time to the life of Monet. This 1-hour interactive virtual tour includes:
An Expert Licensed Local Guide
Live Q&A and Chat with your Guides
A Multimedia Interactive Online Experience
Claude Monet, the Grandfather of Impressionism
Considered by many as the Grandfather of impressionism, was born in France in 1840. He is well known for beginning the French impressionist movement and documenting the french countryside, often the same scene more than once. He wanted to capture the ever-changing light and passing of seasons. Learn about his life as an artist and the great history that surrounds him.
Giverny, A Work of Art, His Home, and His Inspiration
He once claimed that he was a man who is interested in nothing but his painting and gardening. So to inspire himself, he built his gardens in Giverny, a village on the River Seine some 80 km west of Paris, where he lived for 43 years until he passed away. His beautiful gardens were a sanctuary for the aging Monet and his family, especially during his later years when the outside world is wrapped in war and political turmoil. His house and garden is also a work of art, and Monet put all his life into creating and perfecting it. Monet says,
“I am chasing a dream, I want the unattainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat; and that’s the end. They’ve finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat; the beauty of the air in which these objects are located; and that is nothing short of impossible. If only I could satisfy myself with what is possible.”
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Monet:Grandfather of Impressionism
Very well put together presentation, with many facts I did not know about Monet's life and art At least 5 Stars!
Tour Guide was terrific!
Gee, we expected an hour and she had almost two hours of information. She was terrific!
Mary Ellen Bloom
Loved this virtual tour!! Well informed guide with Loads of information I hadn’t heard before and I have been to Giverny and heard lots before. Great tour!!
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