47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT 06807
47 Strickland Road, Cos Cob, CT
Saturday & Sunday
50 cm x 70 cm
19.5" x 27.5"
About Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies
For the last 30 years of his life, Claude Monet looked no further than his own backyard for inspiration, creating a series of approximately 250 oil paintings. Painted in 1899, Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies represents two of his greatest achievements: his gardens at Giverny and the series of paintings they inspired.
Lush and verdant, the predominant use of cool blue and green tones in the tranquil scene are balanced by a complex pattern of delicately hued pink, white, and yellow lilies floating across the surface.
In all, there are 17 paintings depicting the Japanese-style bridge that Monet built over his pond. The structure can be seen in various lighting and weather conditions.
About Claude Monet
One of the most inspirational and influential artists of any era, 19th-century French Impressionist Claude Monet forged an entirely new direction for the art world by developing a unique style that strove to capture on canvas the very act of perceiving nature. His experimentation with natural scenes and the ever-changing nature of light and color created atmospheres that were both magical and recognizable.
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