Sunset by Claude Monet
In the first room of The Grandes Decorations, Claude Monet presented the subtle variations of light shimmering on the water of his pond. The times of the day vary, and the ensemble provides a meditation on the spectacle of light -- the subject that intrigued him throughout his career.
The sunset is expressed through a vivid interplay of color, from the deepest violet-red to the shining yellow-gold illuminating the surface of the pond in Claude Monet's 1920-26 painting Sunset.
Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet features a subtle play of light to enhance a sense of motion between the large panels. Learn more about Monet's Water Lily Pond in the next section.