Valle Buona, Near Bordighera
Claude Monet ( French, 1840 - 1926 )
This landscape depicts the rugged countryside along the Riviera at the French-Italian border. The Valle Buona ("Tranquil Valley") is at the left. High on the right is a bare suggestion of Sasso, the mountain village dominated by the thousand-meter peak, Mount Caggio. Monet depicted this scene during his first painting trip to the Mediterranean. In 1884, he spent January through March at Bordighera, an Italian health resort, and the month of April at nearby Menton.