Photographs by Elizabeth Murray
The great Impressionist painter Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) bought a house and garden in Giverny, a small Norman village on the Seine not far from Paris. He set himself to the task of giving nature everything needed to produce an abundance of brilliant blooms and greenery throughout the extensive grounds, which included his famous lily pond. Unfortunately, the extraordinary gardens grew shabby and sad after his death.
Photographer and expert gardener Elizabeth Murray helped to restore the Giverny gardens, which have been open to the public since 1980. She returns annually to capture Monet’s passion at its most radiant and riotous.
This notecard set include five each of the following four photographs of the Giverny gardens:
Grande Allee, Rose Tree, Water Lily Pond, and Japanese Bridge.
A description accompanies each of the four photographs in this notecard selection.
This set contains twenty blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with envelopes in a decorative box.
Card Dimensions: 5 x 7 inches
These boxed notecards are 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.