The Water Lily Pond

The Water Lily Pond is an oil painting produced in 1899 by French painter Claude Monet.

Manet painted the water lily series in 18 different canvases.

Claude Monet devoted the last thirty years of his life developing a series of famous landscape paintings some includes Seine at giverny. Among many series, the water lily series paintings were the smallest which were painted during 1897 to 1926. The views were of the wooden Japanese footbridge begun in 1899 over his pond. Monet was known for his Impressionist paintings and from several best painting some of his include Water lily pond series now located at Musee d'Orsay, Paris, Bridge over a Pond of Water lilies now located at Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Monet painted several painting at Giverny where he lived from 1883 until his death in 1926. Monet found two other close friends Manet and Renoir at Giverny. The dimensions of the painting were 88.3 x 93.1 cm

The work can be viewed at Musee d'Orsay, Paris.

Artist: Claude Monet
Location: Musée d'Orsay, Paris
Medium: Oil on Canvas
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The Water Lily Pond is an oil painting produced in 1899 by French painter Claude Monet.

Monet at Giverny constructed his own water garden in five years with the help of other six gardeners. The water gardens had been transformed into an aquatic paradise and several things were imported from Japan which includes willows, irises and water lilies later used as subjects for his paintings. Out of the six gardeners, Monet employed a Gardner specifically to maintain the plants are correct shapes and size according to the scene in paintings.

Monet built an arched bridge with the help of six gardeners over his water garden in the Japanese style. The motive behind building a bridge was to cultivate aquatic plants. The water garden was built on the ground under his property name. After the garden was ready, Monet took different light conditions and painted several canvases depicting them. Monet visited the garden three times in a single day to study the changing light at different times and noting down the details.

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