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Claude Monet

Water Lilies, 1906

Oil on canvas
35 2/5 × 37 in
89.9 × 94.1 cm
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Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago
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Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

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Inscribed at lower right: Claude Monet 1906
Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926
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A founding member of the Impressionist movement in the late 1800s, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadow on color. A proponent of en plein air painting, Monet is most famous for his series depicting haystacks (1891), poplars (1892), the Rouen Cathedral (1894), and water lilies (1910-20). In each series, Monet painted the same site repeatedly, recording how the appearance changed as the light shifted. His final mural-sized paintings depicting the pond on his Giverny estate feature water lilies and water emerging from almost-abstract compositions of broad strokes of bright color and intricately built-up textures. Shortly after Monet died at age 86, the French government installed his last water-lilies series in specially constructed galleries at the Orangerie in Paris, where they remain today.

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Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

Mr. and Mrs. Martin A. Ryerson Collection

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Inscribed at lower right: Claude Monet 1906
Claude Monet
French, 1840–1926
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A founding member of the Impressionist movement in the late 1800s, Claude Monet was interested in direct observation and perceptual study, particularly depicting the effects of light and shadow on color. A proponent of en plein air painting, Monet is most famous for his series depicting haystacks (1891), poplars (1892), the Rouen Cathedral (1894), and water lilies (1910-20). In each series, Monet painted the same site repeatedly, recording how the appearance changed as the light shifted. His final mural-sized paintings depicting the pond on his Giverny estate feature water lilies and water emerging from almost-abstract compositions of broad strokes of bright color and intricately built-up textures. Shortly after Monet died at age 86, the French government installed his last water-lilies series in specially constructed galleries at the Orangerie in Paris, where they remain today.

Claude Monet

Water Lilies, 1906

Oil on canvas
35 2/5 × 37 in
89.9 × 94.1 cm
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