Pocket Mirror detailed with Monet's famous Water Lilies painting.
About Water Lilies Painting
In1883, Monet moved into a property in the village of Giverny, France, where he created a pond in his garden and grew lilies which ended up being his inspiration for many of his paintings. There, he worked on a series of 250 paintings (such as Water-Lilies, Setting Sun, circa 1907, and Water Lilies in Giverny, 1917) of the same objects, reflected under different light and weather conditions composed of called Water Lilies. The subject of the Water Lilies series is the garden Monet had in his Giverny home, where he lived until his death in 1926. “My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece”, he used to say, since his belief was that he was only good for gardening and painting. As he continue to work on the garden, Monet added a Japanese footbridge across his pond (also shown in his famous artworks and portrayed as part of the series), imported water lilies from places (such as Egypt), and hired six gardeners to assist him in taking care of it. One of the gardener’s main assignments involved paddling a boat into the pond and cleaning each lily. Water Lilies, along with Van Gogh’s famous painting Starry Night remain the most famous images of Impressionism. Nowadays, Monet’s beautiful garden and inspiration in Giverny remains alive and open to the public for tours while the Water Lilies series is on display in the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Claude Monet was considered as the French painter that founded Impressionist painting. He became world-famous in the late 20th century and an inspiration to an entire new generation of artists.
Claude was raised into the Catholic church and was supposed to become the inheritor of the family business, selling ship supplies and equipment. His father was disapproving of his interest in Art and wanted his son to pursue more practical avenues. His mother, however, was a singer and supported the young Monet’s desire to become an artist.
Disappointed with traditional art education in Le Havre, moved to Paris in his early twenties, where he met Charles Gleyre, Renoir, Bazille and Sisley. These artists would share Monet’s desire to set new beauty standards in conventional settings and things. The group were strongly opposed to Classicism; this desire would blossom into what we now recognize as the Impressionist movement. They worked outside, which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes). They focused on daily life scenes without symbolism or an underlying message.
Of all his famous works, his series on Water Lilies is one of the most important and enduring, truly showing the depth and breadth that the Impressionist movement contained. The series is split all over the world and housed in a variety of venerable museums.