If you haven’t noticed yet, I enjoy Impressionism. We often think of the French when we think of this cutting edge time period in art, but they were not the only ones getting in on the action. The Petit Palais in Paris currently has an exhibition on Impressionists from Slovenia. I’ve never heard of any of the artists’ names before, but the messages were clear in their paintings, and they would fit just as well in an exhibition with Monet, Renoir, or Manet. The main picture is my favorite painting from the exhibition. I will visit Slovenia next year along with other areas of Eastern Europe. Now I will know some names to look for in the art museums.
I was on a mighty quest after visiting the exhibition to find a “Swiss Valley Garden.” I’ve read about it from experts on hidden gardens in Paris, and they are right, it is hidden. I’m not even sure if I actually found it or not. I found a garden that followed a path down stairs to lush greenery all around. There were maybe five of us in this garden and it is what I imagined I was looking for. I’ll have to go back to make sure it is the right one after I do a little more research.