In 1893, Monet, a passionate horticulturist, purchased land with a pond near his property in Giverny, intending to build something "for the pleasure of the eye and also for motifs to paint." The result was his water-lily garden. In 1899, he began a series of eighteen views of the wooden footbridge over the pond, completing twelve paintings, including the present one, that summer. The vertical format of the picture, unusual in this series, gives prominence to the water lilies and their reflections on the pond.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) | Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies | 1899
Charles Eames (1907–1978) and Ray Eames (1913–1988) | Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Celebrate Father’s Day with Thomas de Keyser's painting of a father and his daughter. https://met.org/2Mp0nlf
Thomas de Keyser (Dutch, 1596/97–1667) | A Musician and His Daughter | 1629
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The Guardian thinks Virginia Overton's solo exhibition 'Built' at Socrates is among the best public art on view in the US this summer!
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