Water Lilies or Nymphéas, is a series of approximately 250 oil paintings by French Impressionist Claude Monet . The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet’s artistic production during the last thirty years of his life. Many of the works were painted while Monet suffered from cataracts.
Oscar-Claude Monet was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Impression, Sunrise (Impression, soleil levant), 1872; the painting that gave its name to the Impression style.
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris
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Dallas Art Museum