Tag Archives: Claude Monet


This spring, I discovered the vast properties held by The Trustees of Reservations, who protect over 100 properties in Massachusetts from development or falling into ruin. I bought a family membership and my husband and I have enjoyed visiting a … Continue reading

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Au-delà des étoiles

This week, I got the official dates for my summer job in Paris. The plan is to arrive a few days before the set-up week starts so I can get over the weight of jetlag and to visit the south … Continue reading

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Five on Friday 13

HODLER MONET MUNCH The musée Marmottan Monet, on the western edge of Paris, in the calm 16th arrondissement, has two major special exhibitions a year. This year, the fall and winter show, which runs from September 15 to January 22, 2017, … Continue reading

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I flew to France a few days prior to the start of my summer job so I could visit Trouville-Deauville, a station-balnéaire, or sea-side resort that has been super-chic since the 19th century. The railway made it an easy journey from … Continue reading

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Les Bas-bleus

If you’re near New Haven, Connecticut, you might want to check out the Yale University Art Gallery. Recently, we went to an antique market near the university town that rather underwhelmed us. We salvaged the day with a trip to … Continue reading

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L’âme d’une fleur parle au cœur d’une femme

For the past few blog posts, I’ve been writing about a trip to Nancy before my summer job begins. Now it’s possible that quite a different opportunity might be unfolding. This is the seventieth anniversary of the Allied offensive to … Continue reading

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Un/une faussaire

French artist Alfred Sisley was born in Paris on October 30, 1839. His parents were British, so Sisley had their citizenship, but he lived most of his life in France. His father was a wealthy silk merchant and his mother … Continue reading

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Une coupe mode

I’ve really got to get back to Paris because a new exhibit is opening at the musée d’Orsay that I really want to see. L’impressionisme et la mode will open on September 25, the same day that Fashion Week starts in … Continue reading

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Vous êtes le maître du ciel

French landscape painter Eugène Boudin was born on July 12, 1824. The son of a sailor, he was born and raised in the seaside of Normandy and spent his life capturing the effects of sun and cloud. Dutch painter Johan … Continue reading

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Ne pas pouvoir voir quelqu’un en peinture

French Impressionist painter Claude Monet was born on November 14, 1840. It was one of his paintings, Impression, Sunrise that gave the movement its name. A native of Le Havre, Monet developed his penchant for painting outdoors from his friend … Continue reading

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