Impressionism: Monet

My French Quest

A Weekend with Monet!

During my Study Abroad semester in Paris, I am trying to take advantage of travel and culture on the weekends  as part of my immersion experience. This past Saturday morning, I decided to take one of my “Impressionist Walks” around the Gare St. Lazare, the area where Monet, Manet, Renoir and Caillebotte lived and painted.  The railway had opened up the world to Parisians and became the symbol of “modernity”during the late 1800’s.  This is one reason you see so many Impressionists painting trains, train stations and bridges. During my walk, I visited 1) Pont de L’Europe the vantage point of Caillebotte, Manet and Monet while painting the Gare St. Lazare 2) the Place de L’Europe a few blocks away which was the inspiration for Caillebotte’s Paris Street: Rainy Day 3)  Manet’s studio at rue de Rome where he painted Gare St-Lazare, 4) and one…

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