Paris, Monet and the Water Garden

Claude Monet, a major figure in the Impressionist Movement, left Paris to create his garden, "his palette of color" and to paint freely with an easel firmly planted in his row boat, in the fields and no longer in his studio, He wanted to paint nature and his sensations without filters.
He brought his garden to Paris through his paintings, exposing the waterlilies at the l’Orangerie, a museum whose architecture met his demands of light for his work.

Claude Monet, a major figure in the Impressionist Movement, left Paris to create his garden, ‘his palette of color” and to paint freely with an easel firmly planted in his row boat, in the fields and no longer in his studio, He wanted to paint nature and his sensations without filters.
He brought his garden to Paris through his paintings, exposing the waterlilies at the l’Orangerie, a museum whose architecture met his demands of light for his work.
Through this photographic journey in Monet’s Water Garden at Giverny, I desired to approach this light that had lured Monet to Normandy; and, indeed, to have the sensory experience of this range of colors. Going to the heart of colors is possible because of the sun’s day long trajectory. The pond serves as a natural mirror which amplifies colors much as an echo amplifies sound.
These luminous sparkles, on the water’s surface, morphed by the wind, these are like touches of colors posed by a painter’s bush. All is in movement, a place of subtile but continual restlessness - the painter is the fixed axe.
I submitted a project to the Foundation Monet of Giverny , which would allow me to photograph outdoors, once a month, from March 2016 to March 2017 during closing hours.
Throughout my sessions, I entered into this labyrinth, Monet’s water-garden in pursuit of my colors in this light.
Photo session: what I see is in permanent evolution, I don’t have the time to ‘step back’ between sessions because of the recurring emotions as I enter the garden. I try to find the ‘thread’... and I am seized by...
Photo session: Little by little, I develop a work method but I advance as though enveloped in a fog of light and color.
Photo session: This morning, I am not in a state in which the threads connect. I see, more or less, where they are and I make knots attaching one to another, depending on which ones of those chosen please me... Verbalizing this sensation give me a feeling of profound joy.
Photo session: I begin to construct my images; the light and colors are their structures.

Printed on Baryta Paper - Hahnemühle Fine Art Inkjet paper.
- 46 x 70 cm : 800 €
- 50 x 75 cm : 850 €
- 80 x 120 cm : 1600 €
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Exposition Libella avec la peintre Nao Kenako en avril 2019 à la mairie du 4e arrondissement de Paris.
Exposition dans la galerie Bernard Froment du 1er août au 15 septembre 2019 à Mirmande, Drôme.