Claude Monet National Gallery

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Claude Monet was the leading French Impressionist landscape painter. He exhibited in most of the Impressionist exhibitions, beginning in 1874, where the title of one of his paintings led to the naming of the movement.

In 1883 Monet moved to Giverny where he lived until his death. There, on the grounds of his property, he created a water garden “for the purpose of cultivating aquatic plants”, over which he built an arched bridge in the Japanese style.
In 1899, once the garden had matured, the painter undertook 17 views of the motif under differing light conditions. Surrounded by luxuriant foliage, the bridge is seen here from the pond itself, among an artful arrangement of reeds and willow leaves.
You can see this work for free, surrounded by more of our Impressionist paintings and works by Monet, by visiting Room 41 of the National Gallery.
Claude Monet, ‘The Water-Lily Pond’, 1899 © The National Gallery, London.
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