Claude Monet, ‘Water-Lilies’ after 1916
Claude Monet, Water-Lilies after 1916 . Lent by the National Gallery 1997 . Courtesy National Gallery, London 2003. Photo:Tate

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Claude Monet

Water-Lilies

Claude Monet, Water-Lilies  after 1916

For Monet, his garden was an ‘outside studio’. At his home in Giverny, near Paris, he created a Japanese-style water garden. Water-lilies floating on this pond became the main subjects of his later paintings. Filling the canvas, the pond becomes a world in itself. Water-lilies gives us a sense of being immersed in nature. Monet was fascinated with light and its changing effects on the natural environment. Here his focus on the light hitting the water brings his painting closer to abstraction.

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Courtesy National Gallery, London 2003. Photo:Tate

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