the Nymphéas of the painter Claude Monet , Offered to the French State .
“One could dream of a Monet turning toward the use of large canvases, clear and iridescent, the preserve of Veronese, of Tiepolo. Dream no more, and consider his supreme work, the Nymphéas [Water Lilies].
the Nymphéas of the painter Claude Monet “The Clouds”
Despite their monumental dimensions they do not demonstrate the characteristics of Grand Venetian or Flemish decoration. His disposition of spirit appears to me to be that of a great easel painter who decides to offer his vision a field vast enough, imposing enough to embrace the world.
“I am about to finish two decorative panels that I wish to sign on the day of Victory, and am asking you, through your kind assistance, to offer them to the State… it’s not much, but it is the only way I have of taking part in the Victory. […] I admire you and embrace you with all my heart”.
Art History With Claude Monet’s Monumental Water Lily Painting
The story of this Monet water lily painting starts 100 years ago with the 1918 Armistice.
Claude Monet’s Monumental Water Lily
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