An Invitation to the Waterlilies

 

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, developed a passion for waterlilies.

He  grew them at Giverny from the mid-1890s onwards and painted them more than two hundred times beginning in 1899.  

 

 

 

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Bridge over a Pond of Waterlilies, 1899, oil on canvas.

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

 

 

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Waterlilies, Japanese Footbridge, 1918-1926, oil on canvas. 

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French.  Philadelphia Museum of Art

A rare palette for this artist?

 

 

 

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The Waterlilies, 1905, oil on canvas. 

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French.  Private collection on loan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. 

 

 

 

 

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Water Lilies,and detail, oil on canvas, 1916-1919

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French.  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

The colours of this painting are too rich for a simple camera.  The painting is best seen on the site of the Met which won’t permit online reproduction of this:

 

https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/437137

 

 

This triptych was bought by MOMA, NY from the artist’s son, Michel Monet, in 1959

following widespread outpouring of grief – the Museum’s word – at the destruction by fire in April 1958 of two of the artist’s waterlily paintings owned by the museum.

 

 

Triptych of waterlilies, Water Lilies, 1914-1926, oil on canvas,

Claude Monet, 1840-1926, French. MOMA, NY.  Photo from the net.

 

Monet triptych Waterlilies 1920

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Detail of the triptych, Water Lilies, 1914-26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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