This silk chiffon scarf is based on the painting Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, c.1897-99 (oil on canvas) by Claude Monet (1840-1926).
Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. From 1883 Monet lived in Giverny, where he purchased a house and property, and began a vast landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works.
In 1899 he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life.
This beautiful scarf captures the impressionists style on high-quality silk chiffon with hand rolled hems.
Dimensions: 22 x 71 inches
This scarf is a great memento from the exhibition, Monet Framing Life, which will be at the Detroit Institute of Arts from October 22, 2017 — March 4, 2018.