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Claude Monet, ‘Water Lilies (Nymphéas)’, 1907, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
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Claude Monet

Water Lilies (Nymphéas), 1907

Oil on canvas
31 9/10 × 36 1/5 in
80.98 × 92.07 cm
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About the work
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Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Painting
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Courtesy Bridgeman Images
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 (Nymphéas)’, 1907, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Claude Monet, ‘Water Lilies (Nymphéas)’, 1907, Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
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About the work
Provenance
Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)
Toronto
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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Medium
Painting
Image rights
Courtesy Bridgeman Images
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 (Nymphéas), 1907

Oil on canvas
31 9/10 × 36 1/5 in
80.98 × 92.07 cm
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