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If you have any request to alter your reproduction of The Bridge Over The Water Lily Pond2, you must email us after placing your order and we'll have an artist contact you. If you have another image of The Bridge Over The Water Lily Pond2 that you would like the artist to work from, please include it as an attachment. Otherwise, we will reproduce the above image for you exactly as it is.
Claude Oscar Monet was an Impressionist who became most famous for his fantastical garden in Giverny. He and his family – Alice, his wife, and their combined eight children – moved to the countryside in 1883. Like many other modern painters of the group, Monet wished to live in a calm place, close to nature and away from the contemporary life of the big cities like Paris. Although the artist found a perfect place to settle down, he was still trying to build a solid artistic career and continued traveling around Europe and the coast of the Mediterranean in search of motifs for good paintings.
As the painter’s production grew, so did his fame and he was able to sell paintings in many European countries and evenl overseas, in the United States of America. As he established more financial security, the artist was able to purchase land adjacent to his house in Giverny and expand his beloved garden. The Impressionist referred to his garden as his most beautiful masterpiece, and it truly is living art. The spot was conserved by future generations and is open for visitation until the present time. Roads and paths cut through the blossoming garden, filled with roses, poppies, irises and many more colorful flowers, as well as towering trees, like cypresses and widow trees.
The Japanese art represented a significant source of inspiration for the Impressionists, mostly Monet. As a reflex to this foreign influence, the painter installed a pond and a Japanese bridge that crosses the water. He specially imported exotic lilies from Northern Africa, as well as South America, to make his pond a perfect scene to portray. Japanese artists worked with a woodcut print technique called Ukiyo-e, which requires the use of watercolor. These artworks brought views of exuberant nature and the daily life of the Japanese people.
The oil painting The Bridge Over The Water Lily Pond2 is one of the hundreds of portrayals of Monet’s bridge and pond. In this version, the bridge is partially seen, as it exceeds the limits of the canvas. The pond takes up almost half of the painting and is portrayed in vibrant shades of green, yellow, and orange. Monet used a lot of red in the whole landscape, which created a beautiful contrast with the overall green tonalities.
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