Monet's Garden

Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

Marianne Mathieu, Sophie Matthiesson and contributing authors


‘My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece.’
Claude Monet

Considered the master of French Impressionism, Monet forged a new artistic style inspired by direct observations of nature that culminated in enchanting paintings of his waterlily ponds and flower gardens.

Monet’s Garden traces the evolution of the artist’s iconic home at Giverny in northern France, his private life, his intrepid travels abroad and the paintings of his garden paradise.

Every facet of the artist’s picturesque garden is captured: not only the iconic Japanese bridge and lily ponds, but also the irises, agapanthus, wisteria, weeping willows and alleys of roses which Monet surrounded himself with and painted repeatedly over a period of some twenty years.

Lavishly illustrated and featuring essays by internationally respected writers, this luminous publication offers unparalleled insights into the wondrous paintings of this universally admired artist.


Publisher: National Gallery of Victoria
305mm x 240 mm, hardback and paperback,
216 pages
Fully illustrated in colour
ISBN: 978-0-7241-0370-6 (hardback);
978-0-7241-0369-0 (paperback)
Category: Fine art
Published: May 2013
$69.95 AUD (hardback); $39.95 AUD (paperback)

Available in store at the NGV Shop and online in paperback and in hardcover.


Monet's GardenUntil 8 Sep 2013

Monet’s Garden is a stunning exhibition devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny.

View Details