How enthusiasm for this artwork led to the creation of a world-class museum.
Le bassin aux nymphéas, Claude Monet, 1917-1920, Fondation Beyeler
Basel gallery owner and art collector Ernst Beyeler is said to have proclaimed that «This work alone deserves a museum!». He loved this large-scale three-panel waterlilies painting by Claude Monet so much that he dedicated a museum to it. The waterlilies series are part of the artist's famous late work and were the inspiration for what has become Switzerland's favourite art museum, the Fondation Beyeler designed by architect Renzo Piano.