description of the painting Monet "Water Lilies"
- Japanese bridge. Below it - a lake, and maybe a river, clear water, dotted with flowers of water lilies ... The garden is buried in greenery. Sunlight shines through the foliage, casts glare on the calm water ...
Well, how? Will it work for the composition? ))
By the way, this picture,
as it is commonly believed, is inspired by this:
(Utagawa Hiroshige, Sanctuary of Tenjin in Camideau)
But the landscape on it is depicted quite real - Monet, fond of all Japanese, arranged a "Japanese corner" in his garden. With a bridge)
- Water lilies are the greatest temptation for a painter from nature.
- Your question needs clarification, since Monet has not one picture with this name. Known for the amazing coloring of a series of paintings by Monet, in which he painted water lilies.
Settled in Giverny, Claude Monet first creates a series dedicated to the Japanese bridge (total about 18 options, one of which showed Maria Slavosova). Then he turns to the water lilies in the pond, imprinting them at different times of the day and year. A series of landscapes of water lilies, landscapes of water, created in 1898-1908 years, was shown at an exhibition in the Parisian gallery of Durand-Ruelle in 1909 year. Criticism enthusiastically took a series of landscapes with water lilies after the exhibition 1909 year. Romain Rolland wrote to Monet: Art, like yours, is the glory of the country and time.
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"Water Lilies (Clouds)". 1903. Canvas, oil. 74,6x105,3 see Private collection.
A pond covered with light ripples and sunlit, lively with iridescent liberals, with frogs flopping into the water as they approach them, overgrown with grass and algae, surrounded by rapidly growing irises, reeds and weeping willows and covered with large colonies of white water lilies shimmering in the sun , like pearls, became the dominant theme of Monet's paintings in the last thirty years of his life. From large landscape compositions, Monet passed to the species of the part of the pond with the Japanese bridge, and then to individual fragments of its surface. The sky appeared now only as a reflection in the water and never at the top of the picture. Its water landscapes are landscapes without a horizon. But in the small fragment there is a whole landscape - trees, sky and clouds. Monet himself called them landscapes-reflections.
In the diary of Maupassant there is a note: All these colors, dyed to the world, diverse, intoxicating, appear before us with fascinating completeness, amazing brightness, endless shades around the leaf of a water lily. All the tones of red, yellow, pink, blue, green, purple - here, in a small piece of water, where all the sky is revealed to us, the whole space.
"Water lilies". 1906. Canvas, oil. 87,6x92,7, see Institute of Arts, Chicago.
But the work of the painter over this topic did not end and in 1915, Monet again undertook work on a series of paintings with motifs of water lilies, creating canvases of large format.
His latest works 14 large decorative panels Nymphaeus (Water Lilies, or Water Lilies), on which Monet worked since 1918, he bequeathed to the state: landscapes with shimmering waters, lilies, silver willows and their unsteady reflections fill the space of two oval rooms of the Greenhouse of the Louvre (Paris).
"Water Lilies". 1916. Canvas, oil. 200x200, see National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo.
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