Write Monet water lilies began as early as 1899. During this time he settles in Giverny and carries out his dream – splits an excellent garden Pestryaev all sorts of colors. One of the favorite towns of the garden was a pond with a bridge in the Japanese style. Monet’s water lilies grew in it and could spend hours admiring the reflection of delicate flowers in the water and the sunlight play.
This work was performed in the period from 1914 to 1917. A grand two-meter canvas differs from earlier variations on this plot is not only its scale, but also to free interpretation, as well as a bold experiment.
While working on the painting, the artist deliberately refuses to transfer authentic experience – the idea that he promoted throughout his career, and gives the story lines of abstraction. Water lilies are presented in the form of round and oval islands of yellow and pink flowers, which are located on the water drawn dark blue, green and purple colors.
The composition is built entirely on color to the detriment of other means of expression. Water is presented as a multi-layered substance – an attentive viewer can see how applying a new layer careless short strokes, Monet overlaps the contour of the leaves and flowers.
In what genre would not work master, he always sought to convey movement on the canvas. This seemingly static landscape is also full of dynamics. Due to the vertical strokes of purple and dark green color, crossing all the web, it seems that we see reflected matted algae and plant roots under water – it creates the desired motion, not allowing the landscape with strange colors “freeze.”
Sami lilies painted by the artist with a saturated yellow color, with the imposed it on canvas Monet thick and generous, and it seems that the flowers take on volume.
The picture clearly shows how much importance attached master color. He deliberately abandons such a basic concept in the composition as the horizon, suddenly cutting off the water surface with water lilies edges of the canvas.
Monet created a series of monumental panels with water lilies, originally bequeathed them to his country. Especially for working on such large canvases he builds a new workshop where organizes special lighting. However, the process works so fascinated the artist, and the result fell so like him that Monet did not want to part with any of his remarkable paintings. In museums paintings were exhibited only after the artist’s death.