Claude MonetWater-Lilies after 1916

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Artist
Claude Monet (1840‑1926)
Title
Water-Lilies
Nymphéas
Date after 1916
MediumOil paint on canvas
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 2007 x 4267 mm frame: 2060 x 4320 x 75 mm
Collection
Lent by the National Gallery 1997
On long term loan
Reference
L01903

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In the 1890s, Monet developed a Japanese-style water-garden around the pond at his home in Giverny, north-west of Paris. The garden became an ‘outside studio’ for the artist, and the water-lilies floating on the surface of the pond became the principal motif of his later paintings. Filling the canvas, the pond becomes a world in itself, inspiring a sense of immersion in nature. At times verging on abstraction, the water-lily pictures are the culmination of Monet’s fascination with light and its changing effects on the natural environment.

November 2012

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