In 1898 Claude Monet has added a water garden to his Giverny property and he starts to paint a few nympheas. He will expand this series until the end of his life and create 250 paintings.
In this Post, Monet shares details of his first paintings. His close friend, the politician Georges Clemenceau will be key in the project of the the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris after WWI.
The comment of Renoir is based on one of his quotes “An artist, under pain of oblivion, must have confidence in himself, and listen only to his real master: Nature“.
Ross King,Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, 2017
Charles F. Stuckey, Nymphéas, Paris, könemann, 2000
Claude's nympheas, 2017, Acrylic on canvas, 30" x 24" (76 x 61 cm)