Claude Monet: Woman in the Garden
This is a very early Impressionist work by the group’s leader, Claude Monet. The sunlight which floods the paintings of the Impressionists here plays the central role. Monet spent his childhood in Le Havre, which he periodically visited. Settling here in the summer of 1867, the artist painted several landscapes in the garden of the estate of which Woman in the Garden is of central importance. This masterpiece is located in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.