From the exhibit “Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse” at the Cleveland Museum of Art till January 5th, 2016
Having achieved great commercial success in his gallery exhibitions in the 1890s, Claude Monet purchased property at Giverny in France, where he cultivated magnificent gardens. This mural-sized triptych above features water lilies from the garden pond he created by diverting a river. For twenty-five years Monet obsessively painted the water lily motif at different times of day. This painting and its counterparts envelop the viewer in subtle hues and intangible beauty.
“Reunited in Cleveland for the first time since 1980, they are joined together to form a single image measuring 41 feet across and 6.5 feet high. They constitute a spectacular climax, worth the $18 price of admission alone.” ~ Steven Litt
The catalog which accompanies the exhibit is available
at the museum store and in Cleveland Public Library’s Fine Arts Department.