Monet Waterlilies Ceramic Flower Small Vase 7H -
Ceramic flower vase with Monet's Waterlilies flowers (Les Nympheas of 1916) painting on all sides. The lushness of waterlilies floating in the water surrounded by lily pads became a repeated subject for Monet who painted the beauty of nature as light crossed its surface. This desktop sized flower vase is suitable for several flower buds or a small flower arrangement.
- Measures: 7 in x 2.5 in W x 2.5 in D.
- Weighs 14 oz.
- Part of the Parastone Museum Gift Collection. VAS05MO.
- Four-color printing of a masterpiece painting.
- Comes with a color description card.
Claude Monet (1840 - 1926): Aged 22 and disappointed with traditional art education, Monet moved to Paris. He took lessons from Charles Gleyre, where he met Renoir, Bazille and Sisley. The group were strongly opposed to Classicism. They wanted to capture the fleeting light, with rapid brushstrokes and in elementary colors without worrying about the exactness of the representation of shapes. They worked en plein air outdoors which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes. Daily life was depicted without symbolism or an underlying message. He was a founder of the Impressionism art movement.
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