Claude Monet ‘Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies’
A bit of history
The bridge actually existed in a water lily garden set out by Monet himself. Back in the day, he bought a piece of land with a pond meaning to turn it into a ‘pleasure of the eye’ and inspiration for future paintings. The plan was quite a success, as evidenced by a series of landscapes depicting a wooden bridge over a pond full of beautiful lilies. Monet created a total of twelve paintings at different times of the day and year. This one was painted in summer. It is also the only vertically oriented picture in the series. The artist chose this format to focus the viewer’s attention on the flowers and their reflections in the water.
Secrets of the style
The composition of the painting is rather simple: an unremarkable footbridge arched over a small pond with large clusters of lilies, its shores overgrown with lush grasses, tall reeds and branchy trees… But Monet opens our eyes to the hidden charm of this common view. He does it by diversifying the palette a classical artist would have used for the same scenery and allowing himself to play with a brush rather than conforming to the canons. This landscape is a perfect example of the artist’s en-plein-air techniques:
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