Thursday, July 14, 2011

Monet's Waterlilies

One of my very favorite artists has always been Monet.  His "Waterlilies" was on display at the Musee de l'Orangerie. The museum was closed the last time we were in Paris, so we were anxious to see it this time.

I think the reason I like Monet so well, is that he was an impressionist artist.  Simple, wonderful colors and beautiful.  I guess I would call his paintings very feminine and soft.

The crowd was small when we arrived and we were quite surprised that people were photographing, without flash, in front of the "guards."  Usually photography of any kind is not permitted.  So, sheepishly, we did take a couple of photos without getting into trouble.

Monet, "Waterlilies."  Enjoy this short peak.


  1. The Art Institute in Chicago had a wonderful Monet exhibit about ten years ago. It included his "Water Lilies". One of my favorites of the exhibit was his sketch book. Oh my, such talent.

    Thanks for the reminder!


  2. Once upon a time, the Museum of Modern Art had the water lillies on display...I loved it and never forgot the effect that painting had on me...beautiful!

  3. I love the museums in France, some of the paintings in the galleries are incredible. Diane

  4. Monet is one of my favorites too. We saw quite a few of his painting from the Boston Museum's Impressionist collection when it was on loan to the Palm Beach Museum of Art a few years ago.

  5. I'm glad you could sneak in a shot to remind yourself of your exprience and such beauty... and to share with us. It would be hard not to appreciate Monet. blessings ~ tanna

  6. I was totally surprised when I saw people photographing the Mona Lisa even with the cover over it. Love, love Monet. Next time I am in Paris I want to go to that museum for sure.