Art Museum- Monet’s Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Monet’s Water Lilies by Claude Monet

Part 1: Identification

Also described by the term the Sistine Chapel of Impressionism, the water lilies were a series of 250 oil paintings created by Claude Monet in the last 30 years of his life. The Lillies replaced his traditional contemporary subjects painted in the 1870’s through to the 90’s. The ultimate point for the lilies was artists garden which would feature a pond with a Japanese footbridge. The initial Water Lily Series was done in 1897 through to 1899 and it featured the pond environment where the plants, bridge and trees were encapsulated. Over time he shifted to Water Lilies in the third group of works motivated by ignoring the conventional pictorial space. His focus would shift to looking down at the surface of the pond amidst the reflection of the sky and tree and any other vegetation in the surrounding area as it manifested on water.

Part II: Description

            The water lilies relied on the Oil on canvas as a medium. Their in...