Claude Monet Paintings

Impressionism, Post-Impressionism

Paintings Reproductions Monet, Claude Oscar The Waterlily Pond, 1899
Claude Monet Paintings 1840 - 1926  France, Impressionism

The Waterlily Pond, 1899

Oil on canvas

National Gallery, London

Landscapes

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OIL PAINTING:  The Waterlily Pond, 1899

      In 1883 Monet moved from the north-west of Paris to Giverny where he lived until his death. Adjacent to his property was a small pond which he acquired in 1893, where Monet created a water garden with an arched bridge in the Japanese style. In 1900Monet exhibited a series of ten canvases of the pond, showing a single subject in differing light conditions. He worked on similar series representing poplars, haystacks and the facade of Rouen Cathedral during the same period.
      The simple design of this oil painting - The Waterlily Pond, with the close-up view of the bridge was repeated in several other canvases. The fresh greens of the foliage evoke an early summer's day.