About Water Lilies Jacquard Weave Pillow Case - Claude Monet - Musart Pillows
This Van Gogh Jacquard Pillow is part of our original collection, Musart on Pillows. This Monet Pillow is made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric. Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen). This extremely precise technique makes it possible to interweave around 80 threads / cm². This technique results in obtaining a point of great finesse, it also allows to use a multitude of colors. “One instant, one aspect of nature contains it all,” said Claude Monet, referring to his late masterpieces, the water landscapes that he produced at his home in Giverny between 1897 and his death in 1926. These works replaced the varied contemporary subjects he had painted from the 1870s through the 1890s with a single, timeless motif—water lilies. The focal point of these paintings was the artist’s beloved ﬂower garden, which featured a water garden and a smaller pond spanned by a Japanese footbridge. In his first water-lily series (1897–99), Monet painted the pond environment, with its plants, bridge, and trees neatly divided by a fixed horizon. Over time, the artist became less and less concerned with conventional pictorial space. By the time he painted Water Lilies, which comes from his third group of these works, he had dispensed with the horizon line altogether. In this spatially ambiguous canvas, the artist looked down, focusing solely on the surface of the pond, with its cluster of vegetation ﬂoating amid the reﬂection of sky and trees. Monet thus created the image of a horizontal surface on a vertical one. More details on Water Lilies Jacquard Weave Pillow Case – Claude Monet – Musart on Pillows:
Materials: All our pillows are made out of Jacquard Weave Fabric (95% Cotton, 5% Polyester). Jacquard weaving consists of the interweaving of two kinds of yarn: warp threads (10,500 threads in 100% cotton) and weft threads (cotton, wool, linen).
Additional Features: Invisible zipper
Claude Monet, Water Lilies. 1906 Oil on Canvas. 35 3/8 × 37 1/16 in. Art Institute of Chicago.
Claude Monet was considered as the French painter that founded Impressionist painting. He became world-famous in the late 20th century and an inspiration to an entire new generation of artists.
Claude was raised into the Catholic church and was supposed to become the inheritor of the family business, selling ship supplies and equipment. His father was disapproving of his interest in Art and wanted his son to pursue more practical avenues. His mother, however, was a singer and supported the young Monet’s desire to become an artist.
Disappointed with traditional art education in Le Havre, moved to Paris in his early twenties, where he met Charles Gleyre, Renoir, Bazille and Sisley. These artists would share Monet’s desire to set new beauty standards in conventional settings and things. The group were strongly opposed to Classicism; this desire would blossom into what we now recognize as the Impressionist movement. They worked outside, which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes). They focused on daily life scenes without symbolism or an underlying message.
Of all his famous works, his series on Water Lilies is one of the most important and enduring, truly showing the depth and breadth that the Impressionist movement contained. The series is split all over the world and housed in a variety of venerable museums.