Claude Monet painted The Tuileries in 1876. Monet painted this vista of the formal garden in the center of Paris from a position high in a building on the rue de Rivoli. Victor Chocquet, an early advocate of Impressionism, had a residence there. In a vast panorama, stretching from the manicured grounds of the public park out to the boundaries of the city, Monet followed the subtle changes of light, from the glowing sun in the foreground to the cool mist in the distance.
On the next page, learn about Monet's Corner of the Garden at Montgeron, another garden scene.