By Bobbie Leigh Claude Monet always said that if he had not been a painter, he would have been a botanist. But it was only at the turn of the century when he became one of the wealthiest artists in France could he combine his love of painting with plants.
By Everett Potter The New York Botanical Garden’s current exhibit, “Monet’s Garden,” is a sharp-eyed take on the painter Claude Monet’’s gardens in Giverny, France. Less slavish recreation than savvy re-imagining, it was clearly put together with the care that this institution seems to bestow on everything it does. I
Those of you with a love of art history know Giverny as the home of Claude Monet. Less than an hour by train from Paris, you can make the pilgrimage to Monet’s home and his spectacular Japanese water garden inundated with day lilies, the inspiration for many of the works