The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond

By Claude Oscar Monet SKU:41415

"The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond," painted in 1899, is an iconic piece by Claude Monet. Epitomizing the Impressionist style, the painting's vibrant colors, rapid brushstrokes, and light effects capture a fleeting moment in Monet's Giverny garden. The Japanese-inspired bridge, contrasting with the harmonious blend of water lilies, reflects Monet's fascination with the interplay of man-made and natural elements. It stands as a testament to his ability to make the ordinary extraordinarily captivating and his commitment to exploring the subtleties of color, light, and form, making it a unique masterpiece in the realm of art.

45 cm

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Monet’s The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond, also known as Japanese Bridge, is a visually arresting artwork created by the iconic French Impressionist artist, Claude Monet. Painted in 1899, this exquisite masterpiece is synonymous with Monet’s innovative spirit and groundbreaking contributions to the realm of Impressionist art.

Monet’s inspiration for The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond was drawn from the Japanese-style bridge that spanned the water lily pond in his garden at Giverny. His fascination with his lily pond was a pivotal element in his artistic vision, as he strived to capture the ephemeral beauty of nature and the ever-changing play of light on water.

The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond is special for several reasons:

  1. Emblem of Impressionism: As a hallmark of the Impressionist movement, this painting represents Monet’s radical departure from the traditional artistic norms of the time. Instead of meticulously detailed and carefully outlined compositions, Monet embraced loose brushwork and an intense focus on light and color.
  2. Series Painting: The painting is a part of a series, which was a novel concept at the time. Monet painted the same subject – the bridge over his lily pond – in various lighting conditions and viewpoints, thereby showcasing his artistic ingenuity.
  3. Influence of Japanese Art: Monet was deeply influenced by Japanese art, particularly ukiyo-e prints. The Japanese-style bridge and the sense of tranquility in the painting bear testimony to this influence.
  4. Perception of Nature: Monet’s art, including The Bridge over the Water-Lily Pond, challenges viewers to perceive nature not as a static vista but as a fluid, ever-changing interplay of light, color, and reflection.
Original size:
91 x 81 cm (width x height)
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