Claude Monet made two trips to the Creuse Valley near Fresselines in central France in 1889. He particularly liked a point at which two rivers, the Grande Creuse and Petite Creuse, converged.
Monet observed the rounded rise of the shoreline and the massive boulders, smoothed by the flowing waters, at different times of the day. Under sunlight, the land flickers with deep purple shadows and pale violet highlights, and the blue water breaks into white over the rocks.
Prairie a Giverny by Claude Monet reveals some of the natural beauty in Monet's own backyard. Go to the next section to see Giverny in its glory in Monet's Prairie a Giverny.