Water Lily Pond (1918 – 1919) by Claude Monet

Water Lily Pond - Claude Monet - 1918 - 1919

Artwork Information

TitleWater Lily Pond
ArtistClaude Monet
Date1918 - 1919
Dimensions105 x 73 cm
Art MovementImpressionism
Current LocationMusée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France

About Water Lily Pond

The artwork “Water Lily Pond” is an exquisite oil on canvas painting by renowned Impressionist Claude Monet, created during the years of 1918 to 1919. The painting measures 105 by 73 centimeters and is part of the “Water Lilies” series. Monet’s focus on the subject of flower painting is evident in this piece, which can be found at the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, France. Characteristic of the Impressionism movement, the artwork captures the essence of nature with a focus on light and color over detailed representation.

In the artwork, Monet presents a lush and vibrant depiction of his beloved water lily pond, illustrating the play of light and reflections on the surface of the water. The composition is a vivid array of brushstrokes with a rich tapestry of colors ranging from deep reds and greens to softer yellows and whites. This particular piece showcases Monet’s later, more abstract style, where the forms of the water lilies and pond become less distinct, merging into a harmonious whole. The brushwork is loose and expressive, typical of Monet’s late-career experimentation with abstraction. The viewer is invited to experience the atmosphere and the tranquil beauty of the scene, appreciating the feeling of the moment rather than the precise botanical details. The painting’s impact stems from its dynamism and the emotional response it provokes, making it a timeless contribution to the Impressionism genre.

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