Photographing Monet's Gardens: Five Contemporary Views

July 31 - November 1, 2015

Exhibition of contemporary photographs : Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault, Bernard Plossu, Stephen Shore

Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the world. This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at this mythic place through the works of five internationally renowned contemporary photographers. The works of Stephen Shore record the restoration of Monet’s garden between 1977 and 1982. More recently, artists Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault and Bernard Plossu each appropriated the garden, contemplating the magic of the place, with its ephemeral and ever-changing beauties. A source of inspiration, the garden became a space of experimentation for these artists, and their photographs invite viewers to reconsider our individual perception of time. The exhibition brings together approximately ninety works of small, medium, and large formats.

Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)

We are grateful to the Conseil départemental de l'Eure for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.

Curator: Jeanne Fouchet‐Nahas, Curator of Photographic Shows, assisted by Vanessa Lecomte, Associate curator, musée des impressionnismes Giverny.



The Caisse d'Épargne Normandie
        supports this exhibition



The exhibition has been painted using colours
by craftsmen in paint and wallpaper, Farrow & Ball



The Children's corner has been created in collaboration
with the Maison Européenne de la Photographie


In collaboration with Cinq26, an extract from the documentary
“L’Atelier Fresson” by Thomas Goupille (2014) is screened in the galleries.


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