Water Lilies Pouch

Water Lilies Pouch

For nearly thirty years, Monet was interested in depicting one plant species, the water lily.

The first pictures painted from 1897 are small with an almost square format. Over two hundred and fifty canvasses were painted on this theme of nature in its primordial forms : water, light, vegetation, splashes of flowers.

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Characteristics

Museum :
Musée d'Orsay
Material :
Cotton
EAN :
3336728646433
Model dimensions :
21 cm x 15 cm
Reference :
CU100760

Editor

Author :
Claude Monet

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Claude Monet (1840-1926)

Claude Monet (1840-1926) grew up in Le Havre where he painted landscapes of nature. After a stay in Paris, he moved to Argenteuil in 1872 where Renoir, Sisley, Manet, Pissarro and Caillebote joined him. Together, they organized an exhibition of the works denied by the Official Salon in 1874 where Monet presented 'Impression, rising sun'. The artist became leader of the Impressionnist art movement destined to capture natural light rather than trying to represent reality at its best. In 1883 he moved to Giverny, his place of creation and his artwork where he dedicated himself to painting his pond. He painted twelve artworks of the white water lilys as only subject for 10 years. At 49, the artist finally found success when he is acclaimed by the critics during a retrospective devoted to him by the gallery Petit.