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Claude Monet Paintings 1914-1926


The Two Willows by Claude Monet
Claude Monet's The Two Willows is housed at                                      Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris. (Left panels)
Claude Monet's The Two Willows is housed at Musée de L'Orangerie, Paris. (Left panels)

The four panels of 1920-26 painting The Two Willows by Claude Monet are framed by single willow trees with arching trunks. The leaf-laden branches dangle above the pond's rim, swayed by the suggestion of a gentle breeze.

The graceful lines of each tree lead the viewer's glance to the broad span of the water. The palette continues the cool hues of The Morning, but the reflections of the clouds on the water have deepened into a warm rose pink.

The Two Willows by Claude Monet is an oil                              on canvas (78-3/4 x 167-3/8 inches). (Right panels)
The Two Willows by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (78-3/4 x 167-3/8 inches). (Right panels)

The Morning by Claude Monet was part of The Grandes Decorations, which were conceived to be a testament to what he had learned in a lifetime of observations. In the final section, find out about Monet's The Morning.

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