Stephen Shore

Giverny 11

1977-1983, printed 2002
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Best known for his urban landscapes showing the banal aspects of American life, Stephen Shore embarked in 1977 on a six-year project to photograph the restoration of Claude Monet's gardens in Giverny, France. Meticulously designed and planted by Monet, the gardens were his constant source of inspiration, but gradually deteriorated after his death in 1926. Without attempting to recreate Monet's views, Shore captured the gardens in all seasons and times, seeking to understand and re-interpret the varied textures and moods. The photographs demonstrate Shore's expert understanding of colour and its effects on form, composition and light.
Title
Giverny 11
Date
1977-1983, printed 2002
Medium
Photograph
Materials
dye coupler print
Dimensions
40.6 x 50.8 cm; image: 36.3 x 45.7 cm
Nationality
American
Credit line
Gift of Aaron Milrad, Toronto, 2008
Accession number
42565.11