Home Collections Exhibitions Visit Membership Giving Education About Us 1kMuseums
Search  for 
  
Monet Water Lilies boxed note cards
Larger Photo   

Monet Water Lilies boxed note cards

$12.00

In 1893 Claude Monet expanded the garden of his home at Giverny. There he cultivated exotic water lilies in an exquisite garden pond rimmed with Asian plants. Over the next 25 years, he used the water lily motif as the basis of large compositions that would mark his transition from easel painting to ambitious mural-scaled decorations. In front of this painting, we imagine ourselves suspended over a seemingly infinite and somewhat mysterious field of subtle hues, as we are freed from the limitations of weight, of space as defined by traditional perspective, and of narrative. The result is a peaceful field of compelling beauty that invites contemplation and reverie. Originally conceived as the centerpiece of a three-panel installation that would envelop the viewer, this panel and its pendants (now in Kansas City and Cleveland) were intended by Monet to comprise a monumental Water Lilies decoration, like the one now permanently installed at the Orangerie des Tuileries in Paris.

Ten 5 x 7" note cards with envelopes.


Quantity  

    
Item # 012612
 
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE A MEMBERSHIP ONLINE
All proceeds from the Museum Shop support the purchase of art for the Saint Louis Art Museum.
Newsletters Facebook Flickr Twitter Youtube RSS Site Map Terms of Use Press Room Contact Us Saint Louis Art Museum Home