NYC exhibition evokes Claude Monet’s flower garden

There are also documents and personal correspondence that provide a rich sense of how the gardens were conceived and how they functioned in Monet’s life and art. A digitalized version of one of Monet’s sketchbooks reveals his propensity to draw before he set out to paint.

“We think of him almost exclusively as a painter so these sketchbooks reveal … he would jot these pictorial ideas right in front of his motifs,” Tucker said. “They provided a kind of touchstone for when he came back to the studio and began to organize the picture.”

Hopefully, he said, visitors will come away from the exhibition “with a greater sense of how complex and inventive Monet was as an individual.”

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