Claude Monet worked on Waterlily Pond from 1904 to 1905. It was one in another short series of water garden pieces he painted during the summer months of those two years.
Monet's brush stroke -- precise and pristine in the paintings of 1899 -- took on an expressive vitality that was unprecedented in any of the earlier works. He also took a different vantage point, which resulted in a less contained view.
Claude Monet was just as passionate about planting and painting the flower gardens surrounding his home. See the vivid nasturtiums and dahlias of Monet's Garden in Giverny in the next section.
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