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Claude Monet

Claude Monet

“Water Lilies”





In 1890, Monet bought a house and land in Giverny, on the outskirts of Paris, where he devoted his time to painting and gardening. It was around 1899 when he turned to water lilies as a subject and initially also painted the pond’s surroundings, such as the bridge and willow trees. As he continued to paint however, his perspective gradually focused on the pond, eventually covering the canvas only with the water surface. This artwork skillfully depicts the water surface, with the floating water lilies and the reflection of the sky and trees.