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Claude Monet Paintings 1914-1926

Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet

Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (78-3/4 x 236-1/4 inches) housed at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.
Water Lily Pond by Claude Monet is an oil on canvas (78-3/4 x 236-1/4 inches) housed at Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh.

Claude Monet produced more than 40 panels as he worked on The Grandes Decorations. He generally conceived the panels in groups of three or four with shared motifs and light effects.

In this panel of the 1920-26 Water Lily Pond, the lilies float out of the reeds toward the center of the pond. A subtle play of light enhances this sense of motion, intensifying from the cool shadows at the right to the warmer illumination near the top left of the composition.

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