26 Oct A Monet Painting for October
Rosewood shares garden and landscape art
As you’ll know if you follow our blogs or social media, Rosewood likes to share some art each month. Obviously we’re big fans of gardening, so we like to show you pictures that relate to gardens and landscapes. We’ve brought you one every month so far this year, so here’s a Monet painting for October.
This beautiful landscape is the 1873 Pond with Ducks in Autumn. It’s the perfect choice for October, with its rich autumn colours. The ripples across the surface of the pond make you feel the breeze. The trees have already lost half their leaves, just like they have if we look out of the window now. It seems to be the essence of October.
Where is the landscape that Monet worked from?
Interestingly, nobody knows exactly where the picture was painted, but it’s believed to be a pond near Argenteuil, where Monet lived at that time. We know he went out painting with Pierre-Auguste Renoir and they both worked on the same subject at the same time. Monet’s version is in a private collection in Paris. Renoir’s painting, made at almost the exact same spot, is in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art. You can see it by following the link: Renoir duck pond. The paintings are quite similar in feeling. These two great Impressionists both worked en plein air (on site, in the open air) and used vibrant colour and lively brushwork. Therefore it’s not surprising that there are similarities between them.
We hope you’ve enjoyed seeing a Monet painting for October – there’ll be another one next month. In the meantime, we hope you’re enjoying the autumn colour in your own gardens. Even if your only outdoor space is a balcony, Rosewood can install a living wall to bring leafy colour to it. Call us now on 01727 811448 if you’d like to find out more.