Pub Date: 2020 Format: Paperback with bellyband Pages: 64 blank/ruled pp. Size: 3.50 x 5.70 inches ISBN: 9781787559172 Claude Monet was an extremely insightful and experimental artist, from his first inklings as an Impressionist to his later flirtations with Abstract Expressionism. Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Adorned with poppies, blue sage, dahlias and irises, the waters were disturbed only by bamboos and water lilies. His water garden was originally created to satisfy a need to be near water, and to provide a visual feast that could be enjoyed from his house. Its famous green wooden footbridge was built across the water and it became the central focus of many of his works. He said, ‘It took me some time to understand my water lilies. I planted them for pleasure.’ and so he began to work on what is probably the most famous series of paintings the world has ever seen.