Waterlilies
Painted 1908 by Claude Monet

Monet painted 236 canvases in the Waterlilies sequence, at a time when he had double cataracts. Monet tried not only to paint the lilies but also tried to paint the air about them. This picture uses fluffy wool to depict an air-space over the flowers and greenery. The water effect is achieved by two layers of different materials, one on top of the other, allowing movement to the touch.

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