Claude Oscar Monet concluded a series of over two-hundred and fifty paintings of his treasured water lily pond in Giverny. The artist moved to the small town in the countryside along with his large family in 1883. His second wife, Alice Hoschedé, had six children from her last marriage, and the painter had two kids from his previous marriage with Camille, who passed away in 1879 of tuberculosis.
The painter was going through financial difficulties during the year Monet, and his family moved to Giverny – a situation that changed as his extensive travels through the Europe and the Mediterranean coast resulted in many beautiful paintings which he sold around the world – Monet was being recognized for his hard work and efforts. With excellent financial security, he began to invest in his environment and purchased the property adjacent his home, as well as hiring many housekeepers to help his family.
As an Impressionist, Monet had an interest in his natural surroundings. This interest grew to a great passion for the art of horticulture. The artist began to expand the garden of his house in Giverny with many colorful flowers, like poppies, irises, and roses, as well as many other vegetations and trees. Many historians consider the Japanese art to be a significant influence for these modern painters and their desire to work en plein air, meaning they painted outside. Also derived from the cultural impact of the Japanese, Monet installed a small pond in his garden, as well as an Oriental bridge over it. These artworks done in woodcut prints brought subjects of the everyday life and scenes of their natural surroundings.
One of the paintings of this extensive series of watery landscapes is Pool with Waterlilies. In this version, Monet only portrays the water and the lilies. With a fantastical color palette, the artist gave this painting a surreal atmosphere. The surface of the water was painted with expressive vertical brushstrokes of blue, green, and purple in a variety of tonalities. The lilies were depicted with even looser and more expressive strokes of thick paint – in some areas in simple squiggly lines. The leaves of the water lilies vary from shades of yellow, white, pink, violet, and green. There are some scattered flowers in bright red and orange floating on the surface of the water as well.
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