We are delighted to present two new limited editions from John Myatt’s Monet in Giverny collection, recreating the work of the Impressionist in his stunning gardens.
Following the successful launch of John Myatt’s Monet in Giverny earlier this year, the artist brings us two new limited editions in the style of the great Impressionist, showing his famous gardens in Normandy, specially created for Monet to paint. The new works are ‘La Barque 1887’ and ‘The Waterlily Pond at Giverny’, two iconic works of impressionism.
La Barque 1887 was painted when Monet decided to reintroduce figurative elements in his landscape paintings. In 1887-88 he painted at least six large canvases depicting the daughters of Alice – Monet’s partner, who became his second wife in 1892 – boating, a return to one of Monet's earlier subjects. The Giverny paintings are quite different to the previous works, as he presented the figures as individuals rather than shadowy, light-bathed silhouettes, and they take on the fullness of a living entity. The composition, and that of the other boating paintings, with its oblique angle and intense colours, reveals the influence of Japanese woodcuts which Monet admired so much. La Barque’s dreamy, ethereal atmosphere gives the impression of an enclosed and private world.
The Waterlily Pond at Giverny is a key part of the bigger Water Lilies series; a huge number of paintings and drawings from around the artist's garden, which occupied Monet until his death and includes dozens of canvases creating a panorama of water, lilies, and sky in his studio inspired by his Giverny garden. The series captures the complex beauty, fragility, and exuberance of nature, and opened the path to abstract painting.
Featured art: "La Barque 1887 ''. This limited-edition is hand-signed by John Myatt.
John believes that the works Monet painted at Giverny are some of his finest. “They show him at the peak of his powers, and they were a deeply personal project for him,” he explains. “It almost seems like a crossover into music; as you’re looking at the different colours, there’s almost a symphonic element going on under the surface of the painting and music in the way those colours speak to each other.
“You can really discern this when you’re actually painting – when you’re doing it from the inside, you can see how Monet faced the problem of painting the works at Giverny, where the gardens were created for him especially for painting, enabling him to explore different lighting without travelling; he was already internationally famous and at last had the luxury of being able to paint for himself.”
The genius of John Myatt comes from his combination of his own creative skill with his in-depth study of the artists whose work he recreates. “It’s hugely important for me to understand them well. You can sit and stare at Monet’s work for two or three hours and suddenly notice something you’ve never seen before. You are always learning from working in the style of Monet, because he lived for such a long time and went to so many different places as an artist. The Giverny pieces show him as man who was totally at the top of his game, and they are timeless”.
Featured art: "The Waterlily Pond at Giverny (972)". This limited-edition is hand-signed by John Myatt.
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06/07/2023We are delighted to present two new pieces from the acclaimed John Myatt, famous for his works in the style of some of the greatest masters. These are two limited edition pieces in the manner of Impressionist Claude Monet, based on works he created at his iconic garden at his home in Normandy, with the series titled Monet in Giverny.
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