Monet was a master gardener as well as a master painter. In 1883, the artist moved to Giverny, a country town near Paris. His property included a garden, which he devoted himself to redesigning. The garden inspired Monet to create a series showing his water lily pond. It includes 18 works featuring the arched footbridge. In the examples on these pages, Monet studies the effects of shifting light on the scene at different times of day. Today, these are some of the most famous paintings in the world.
Monet wasn’t only a master painter. He was a skilled gardener as well! In 1893, the artist moved to Giverny, a town near Paris. He had a large garden. It inspired him to create his Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies series. These works include 18 paintings featuring the bridge over his lily pond. In each one, Monet studies how light shifts at different times of day. These are some of the most famous paintings in the world.