Our graceful scarf adapts details from an original water lily painting by Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) in the Museum’s collection. Monet was a key figure in the Impressionist movement that transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century. As part of his extensive gardening plans at Giverny, Monet had a pond dug and planted with lilies in 1893. He painted the subject in 1899, and thereafter it dominated his art.
Silk chiffon. Imported. 64'' x 18''.
- Silk chiffon
- 64'' x 18''
- Oblong scarf
Art HistoryClaude Monet (French, 1840–1926) first painted his water lily pond at Giverny in 1899 and it dominated his art for the rest of his life. A key figure in the Impressionist movement that transformed French painting in the second half of the nineteenth century, Monet worked en plein air using rapid brushstrokes and broken color, the signatures of the new style. Working in natural light and shifting seasons, Monet returned to his subjects again and again in order to capture every observation, nuance, and reflection. He never grew tired of painting the evocative water lilies of his beloved Giverny.