Bouquet of Sunflowers by Claude Monet
Monet had painted bouquets of flowers on occasion throughout his career, and now, in a time of financial crisis, his own garden offered an alternative to expensive travel searching for subjects to paint. Critics praised these works and expressed surprise at Monet's mastery of such a traditional subject.
But Claude Monet would once again set his easel toward the sea. Learn about his painting Cliff Walk at Pourville in the next section.