Art Review – ‘Claude Monet – Late Work’ at Gagosian Gallery – NYTimes.com
May 8, 2010 § Leave a comment
What if many of us took the time to plant and make art of our place? I am trying it a bit on the river where I live.
He adored the place, shaped it like art, like a grand horticultural earthwork. And it was a never-ending project, with workers constantly weeding beds, planting willows, reshaping the pond, adding Japanese bridges to it, arranging lily pads just so. For Monet the garden was ultimately a muse, a moral theater and the equivalent of a studio model, of whom he made severe demands, but to whom he was devoted.