Impressionist painter Claude Monet liked to depict flowers in his works. That is why he has so many landscapes created at different times of the year in the same corners of the garden. Such nuances as the change of some flowering plants by others, the withering of flower beds and foliage on trees cannot escape the painter's penetrating gaze. Therefore, Claude Monet could not imagine himself without working in the open air. So the artist had his own garden.
In most paintings painted in nature, the main characters are ladies. Apparently, the artist compared female grace with the beauty of flowers. So in the picture “In the Garden” we can see two women or girls who are busy reading aloud.
One of them is holding a book, the other is carefully looking at her friend, as if listening to her. Both ladies have long beautiful dresses. Their hair is neatly laid, and the huge skirts on the crinoline lie casually on the grass. Next to the ladies - overgrown bushes with dark red flowers. Ahead - also bushes, but lower growth. They are literally humbled by flowers and buds, but yellowing foliage is already visible among them.
The leaves of the trees turn yellow. A lush yellowish crown, in which acacia leaves are guessed, like a shaggy hat, is worn on a thin shiny shaft. An elegant birch tree with such a graceful bend of the trunk is covered with gold coins of leaflets. Next to her is a small tree with bluish foliage. It can be seen that this is already the end of summer, and the girls do not want to miss these wonderful days. Therefore, they spend them reading in the garden.
Around the meadow where the ladies settled down, there is a path, and in how it is spelled out, how the grass bends around it, there is some movement in a circle. Who knows, maybe this is a symbol of the change of seasons, about which the signs of the imminent autumn so reminiscently remind. The green colors of summer here can be seen only on the lawn itself, but the foliage on most trees is old, bluish, almost gray. It seems a little more, and it will also begin to turn yellow and crumble.
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