How To Read Paintings: Monet’s Water Lilies

Amorphous and puzzling paintings that gain meaning in the looking

Water Lily Pond (1917–19), by Claude Monet. Source Wiki Art
Haystacks at Giverny, the Evening Sun (1888), by Claude Monet. Source Wiki Art
Water Lily Pond (1917), by Claude Monet. Source Wiki Art
An early painting of ‘Water lillies’ (1897–1899) by Claude Monet. Source Wiki Art
One of two rooms in the Musée de l’Orangerie containing some of Monet’s Water Lilies. Source Wikimedia Commons

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