Thursday, September 29, 2016

Woman with a Parasol, Turned to the Left

This painting by Claude Monet was painted in 1886. The woman is Suzanne, one of the daughters of Alice Hochedé, who eventually married Monet in 1889. Suzanne, his step-daughter became one of his favourite models. The painting resides at the Museé d'Orsay in Paris.

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A group of people in Normandy undertook the ambitious project of replicating the painting in knitting as part of the 2016 Normandy Impressionist Festival. With the help of volunteers of all ages and abilities, the knitting (approx. 10,000 squares were needed) and assembly of the work took more than 4 months.

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The finished work was on display in August in front of Rouen Cathedral.