How Monet’s Garden Inspired His Greatest Achievement


Claude Monet’s ‘Nymphéas’ are among the world’s most iconic paintings. The waterlilies in Monet’s garden at Giverny provided the subject matter for most of his major late works. These celebrated paintings would go on to have a profound impact on the evolution of Modern Art. In this episode of Masterworks, step inside Monet’s world and hear in his own words how his surroundings inspired his greatest achievement. ‘Nymphéas from 1908 is the highlight of our upcoming Impressionist & Modern Art Evening Sale (19 June | London). Click here to watch more Sotheby’s videos.

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