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Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond

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“Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond” by Claude Monet

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Essential Facts:

  • Title:                 Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond
  • Artist:               Claude Monet
  • Year:                 1920
  • Medium:          Oil on canvas
  • Dimensions    200 × 1276 cm (78.74 × 502.36 in)
  • Museum:         Museum of Modern Art, New York City

Artist Essential Facts:

  • Name:                    Oscar-Claude Monet
  • Born :                     1840 – Paris, France
  • Died:                       1926 (aged 86) – Giverny, France
  • Nationality:          French
  • Notable works:
    • Impression
    • Sunrise
    • Rouen Cathedral series
    • London Parliament series
    • Water Lilies
    • Haystacks
    • Poplars
  • Movement:           Impressionism

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“Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love.” Claude Monet

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