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.