Post by cierlmeyrin on Sept 26, 2011 3:29:02 GMT -5
One of Monet's most Famous Paintings is "Le Bassin aux Nympheas" from the "water lilies" series. The painting, depicting a beautiful scene of a bridge with floating water lilies became the most expensive Monet back in 2008 when it sold for double the previous highest Monet. Children Paintings Le Bassin aux Nympheas is one of the great rarities of Impressionist and Modern art: a painting of Monet's beloved water lilies, that was signed, dated and sold by the artist soon after its execution. Flower Paintings In Le Bassin aux Nympheas, the water acts as a vehicle for Monet's exploration of the varied textures of the water lilies and the water, as well as the light effects and reflections in the pond surface. Boats Paintings Thus, snaking through the centre of the painting, the viewer sees the blue sky while to either side the trees, including what appears to be a weeping willow, are reflected. People Paintings While Monet has tightly focussed his view on a patch of the pond, creating a closely framed composition that seemingly allows for no foreground or background, he has nonetheless used the water as a form of portal, allowing a complex interplay of the near and the far.