The Luncheon, Monet's Garden at Argenteuil by Claude Monet
Claude Monet painted The Luncheon, Monet's Garden at Argenteuil in 1873. The Luncheon presents the comfortable informality of Monet's life in Argenteuil during the months of high summer. With the meal concluded, Camille takes a visitor on a stroll through the garden while Jean plays with his blocks in the shadow cast by the table.
Monet re-creates the most pleasant sensations of a sunny afternoon -- the vivid flowers, the cool patches of shade, the breezy fabrics of summer gowns -- with lightly applied dabs of color.Go to the next page to learn about Monet's Autumn in Argenteuil, a shimmering landscape painting.