Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Water Under the Bridge
The Water-Lily Pond by Claude Monet, National Gallery London.
Monet is the most famous of the 19th century group of artists known as the Impressionists. The effect of the light upon the pond that Monet sought to capture was accomplished by using millions of small brush strokes. The water garden is part of his home at Giverny and he built it so he could paint the same scene at all the different times of the day, in order to capture all of the different effects of the light.