This choice of the motif of daisies growing in the middle of the grass evokes the Japanese tradition, which French artists discovered in the second half of the 19th century. The flowers scattered over the surface of the canvas, alive rather than cut, recall certain Japanese masterpieces painted on screens and sliding partitions.
The modernity of this abundant plant decoration had certainly not escaped Claude Monet. Close
French painter of the second half of the 19th century, best known for his activities as a collector and patron of the arts for his impressionist friends from 1877 onwards. Among his most important works are "Les planteurs de parquet" or his paintings on the streets of Paris. Gustave Caillebotte also marked his time with his activities as an engineer and naval architect.