Friday, October 28, 2011

Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas (Water Lily Pond) - Claude Monet

Price in US $ - 80.5 million

Le Bassin Aux Nymphéas
(Water Lily Pond; 1919) is one of the series of Water Lilies paintings by French impressionist artist Claude Monet.

More than any other artist in the Impressionist circle, Claude Monet never tired of exploring the movement down to its most basic elements. He'd methodically - albeit rapidly - paint the exact same scene over and over, the only variables being the angles of light, time of day and weather conditions. It is a testament to his patience and artistic mastery that these same scenes all came out distinctly different from one another.

Monet treated the water's surface like a mirror, reflecting the swaying fringe of foliage and the clouds moving across the sky.

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