Click to enlargeClaude Monet's  Poplar Trees Tapestry


Claude Monet's Poplar Trees Tapestry
From the Shopdrops Gallery of Tapestries Inspired by the Masters

Poplars at Giverny - From spring to autumn 1891, Monet devoted himself to the treatment of a new subject, the only one he painted throughout this period: poplar trees. He produced a group of about 20 canvases depicting the trees planted on the edge of a marsh situated on the left bank of the Epte, two kilometres upstream from Giverny.

The poplars series was the first to be exhibited without any other painting, as a complete entity in itself, when it was shown in the Durand-Ruel gallery in 1892. The series convey the impression one feels when encountering the subject at a precise moment.
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The site had been put up for sale during the summer, and the plan was to cut down these trees. After the mayor had refused to grant a reprieve, Monet found himself forced to pay a sum of money to the timber merchant to stop the trees being felled before he had finished the series. Having set up in a boat, he made the most of the perspective effect offered by the line of poplars, which followed the winding course of the river upstream, forming a kind of large S. He was then able to form decorative compositions that were built around curved lines and counterbalanced by the verticals of the trunks. Monet painted several sub-series, reproducing the trees face-on and reflected in the river, but sometimes he reduced the motif to the simple vertical line of the trunks. With this new series, the painter repeated the approach he had undertaken the previous year with the Meules. The titles echo those he had chosen for that first series. The aim was identical in both cases: to depict the variations in light and seasons. The instantaneity of these paintings is meant to convey the impression one feels when encountering the subject at a precise moment.

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Product Details
Woven in North America
79% cotton, 6% wool, 8% polyester, 6% acrylic
Measures H83" x W60
Backed with lining and tunnel for easy hanging



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