Claude Monet was a painter of light. Monet carefully observed the color masses, surface shapes and air formed by the effect of light and carried the impression he obtained onto the canvas. The sky was the painter of the reflections of snow and clouds in water. He was the first painter to paint with white color alone.
He described the same picture in different weather conditions. Over the years, these works have become more methodical and have reached the highest level with "water lilies".
"The Japanese Bridge", "Fishing Nets at Pourville" and "Water Lilies" the details of his paintings, color transitions and brush touches;
Oil on canvas, 81.3 x 101.6 cm, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA.
Oil on canvas, 60 x 81 cm, Gemeentemuseum from Haag, Hague, Netherlands.
Oil on canvas, 200.5 x 201 cm, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo, Japan.