Giverny / Monet

Monet chose these tiles from a renowned tile manufacturer in the 19th century located in Rouen, France.  These blue and white geometric, decorative tiles were an off-shoot of the 17th century when Chinese blue and white porcelain was imported to Amsterdam via the Dutch East India Trading Company.  The fact the color blue is the most universally liked color, radiating a sense of peace and calm, and the various geometric designs read neither too feminine too masculine, but succeed in absorbing the eye with continual interest…Monet’s vision for his kitchen became a phenomenon. 

 

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