A scene from Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny. Monet lived and painted in Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926. He noticed the village of Giverny while looking out of a train window and was determined to move there, he eventually purchased a house and property and began a great landscaping project which included lily ponds that would become the subjects of his best-known works. Perhaps Monet’s landscaping project was motivated by his “en plein air”, or outdoor, technique of painting which is displayed in many of his works. Monet's garden is much today as it was when he painted his famous lake Giverny, as reflected in this group of tapestries.