Water Lilies

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Dr. Reza Kibria ::

Editor’s Choice: A Selection of Important Works of Art

This section introduces readers to a selection of great works of art, primarily paintings of the Western World. The works chosen include some personal favourites, others which are well-known or influential in some way and yet others representative of a particular school of art. The impact of a work of art is of course many times greater when the original is seen. If possible readers should try to visit the galleries and museums housing these priceless treasures

“Water Lilies”, Claude Monet, 1919, oil on canvas, 101x200 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Claude Monet (1840-1926) is regarded as one of the founders of French Impressionism which focused on the depiction of the artist’s perceptions of a particular subject rather than lifelike forms. As Monet had noted, “The subject is not important to me; what I want to reproduce is what exists between the subject and me”. This particular work is one of the most famous versions of his depiction of his garden at Giverny. Much of his later work was focused on scenes from this garden, in different seasons and at different times of day