Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Water Lilies" by Claude Monet: A Beauty at a Different Light

Nympheas II

Claude Monet is one of the most acclaimed painters that earned the greatest recognition because of the quality of his works. He is one of the fathers of impressionism and has effectively expressed his perceptions thru the art works that he has his done.

Water Lilies by Claude Monet was created in the 1920s and was the product borne out of the man’s failing vision and the painting just depicts the way the acclaimed painter saw and interpreted the scene at that moment. It is very realistic and has never created any hint of his impending disability.
Claude Monet’s transition from the use of black shades to lighter ones was definitely utilized well for this painting. He was able to create a misty look by refraining from using hard edges and utilizing colors of same shades like green and blue that made the edges of the lilies and the water seems to appear as if they are parts of each other. This masterpiece of Claude Monet has definitely created the realistic view of the scene like nothing is really bothering his sense of sight.

Monet Water Lilies painting boasts of perfection in every way. He did not use his disability as a hindrance for him to create the best works of art. The painting looks perfectly balanced in every aspect in spite of the fact that Monet has deliberately placed more weight on some sides of the painting. Every image can stand on its own without failing to catch the attention of the onlooker.

Claude Monet has made it possible for people to look into the reality of life thru this painting. "Water Lilies" can show us the importance of making the most of our lives no matter how it will turn out to be. It is not easy to work with vision disability especially if you are an artist but Monet was able to create an outstanding work of art by utilizing the vision that he still possessed at that time.

Claude Monet, being one of the most prolific French impressionists is an inspiring character that should enlighten us with life’s truths and somewhat bitter realities. That somewhere along our life's journey, we might encounter problems and trials that would test our faith and fighting spirit. Let us remember, physical disabilities should not hinder us in doing the things we love the most.