Tag Archives: Water lilies

Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Water Lily

water lily

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Wordless Wednesday/ Flower of the Day: Waterfall and Water Lilies

Water lilies & waterfall

Doing double duty today with Cee’s Flower of the Day.

Flower of the Day: Water Lilies

Water lilies

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Guest Post: “Water Lilies” by Claude Monet from The Joy of Museums


Thank you to The Joy of Museums for insights into Claude Monet’s mastery of the subject of water lilies.


“Water Lilies” by Claude Monet shows a water-lily pond, from Monet’s garden in Giverny, with the sky, clouds and light reflecting on the lily pond. Monet attempted to capture the continually changing qualities of light, colour, water, sky and lilies by dissolving all the elements in what he expressed as:

“the refuge of peaceful meditation in the centre of a flowering aquarium.”

Claude Monet painted nearly 250 painting in his series of “Water Lilies”.  The paintings depict Monet’s flower garden at his home in Giverny which was the primary focus of Monet’s artistic endeavours during the last thirty years of his life. Monet painted many of his later works while suffering from cataracts.

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