Water lilies (or nymphéas, french: ) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by french impressionist claude monet (1840–1926) the paintings depict his flower garden at his home in giverny , and were the main focus of his artistic production during the last thirty years of his life. Monet in the 90s: the series paintings, february 7–april 29,1990, no 90 (as the water lily pond [japanese bridge]) art institute of chicago monet in the 90s: the series paintings, may 19–august 24, 1990, no 90.
In a series of works depicting his garden at giverny, monet exploits these water qualities to a full extent the artist paints a pond that is covered in floating lilies, overlooked by a japanese bridge, and surrounded by lush vegetation, all reflected.
Claude monet, reflections of clouds on the water-lily pond, c 1920, 200 × 1276 cm (7874 × 50236 in), oil on canvas, museum of modern art, new york city water lilies (or nymphéas , french: [nɛ̃fea] ) is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by french impressionist claude monet (1840–1926. A visual analysis of monet’s nymphéas [water lilies] with 3 comments claude monet, nymphéas [water lilies], c 1914-1917, oil on canvas, 181x228cm, national gallery of australia.
One instant, one aspect of nature contains it all, said claude monet, referring to his late masterpieces, the water landscapes that he produced at his home in giverny between 1897 and his death in 1926.
Claude monet was the leader of the french impressionist movement, literally giving the movement its name as an inspirational talent and personality, he was crucial in bringing its adherents together.