Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Pièce de Résistance - Monet's Water Garden

When there is no wind at all, the water lilies painted by Monet at Giverny seem to be floating in the air. The surface of the pond is such a perfect mirror that the water turns invisible.

Claude Monet was never tired of painting his water lilies, because they are ever changing. They open, they close, they float on a mirror that reflects the clouds passing, the sun getting higher and lower in the sky. Monet painted his water lilies relentlessly, almost 300 times.

How could one get tired of beauty?

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