Monet had been a passionate gardener between 1878 and 1883. He had employed a number of gardeners who tendered and developed gardens according to colour and contrast. It was these gardens that Monet was to later use to paint the chrysanthemums.The chrysanthemums consist part of Monet’s popular works of impressionism. It brings out clearly his passion for painting inclined towards colour, light, and contrast. The name of the painting Chrysanthemums refers to a study of colour and contrast with regard to nature as an abstract pattern.