Water Lilies. Monet painted water lilies probably more than any other subject. These were one of his favorite subject, and close by; the pond in his home at Giverny gave him an always available muse. The striking colors, the sky reflected in the still waters, an image is created of a world separate from the one surrounding us. The close crop again serves to cut-off everything else and creates this mini-universe of peace and tranquility and beauty. Sure there are weeds too for no world is without those. But for some moments this painting becomes a quiet corner barely touched by whatever surrounds it; even the intruding sky is quiet out of respect.
So that was my tour of Monet’s works! I hope some of you who took the journey with me enjoyed it! There are a couple of more pictures from the Fondation coming up! 🙂