Shooting yesterday at Claude Monet’s magnificent house and grounds at Giverny, about an hour west of Paris along the Seine. It was there that he painted his beloved waterlilies.
At Giverny he lived his final decades of a long life, after a hard-fought critical and economic battle to establish his vision and technique in the world of painting.
One of the themes of Artistic Genius is that breakthroughs in the art world almost always require both creative originality in theme or technique — and entrepreneurial innovation and persistence. Monet and his dealer, Paul Durand-Ruel, exemplify that perfectly.
[Another slow internet connection, so pictures to come later.]