Claude Monet Houses of Parliament, London ToteWINTER DESIGN GROUP
Tote developed from Claude Monet’s Houses of Parliament, London, 1900-01 from the Art Institute of Chicago’s collection.
During his London campaigns, Claude Monet painted the Houses of Parliament in the late afternoon and at sunset from a terrace at Saint Thomas’s Hospital. This viewpoint was close to that of the English artist J. M. W. Turner in his visionary paintings of the fire that had destroyed much of the old Parliament complex in 1834. In his response to the poetry of dusk and mist, however, Monet was actually inspired by the work of a more recent painter of the Thames, the American James McNeill Whistler.
Made specifically for the Monet in Chicago exhibit. Celebrating the paintings Monet did of cityscapes.
- Dimensions: 16 x 14 in. Strap drop- 12 in.
- Materials: 100% cotton.
- Internal zippered pocket.