Claude Monet, alongside Auguste Renoir, is considered one of the pioneers of the impressionist movement. Inspired by the work of Turner, Monet became fixated on capturing the play of light on water. He lived in Giverny for over 40 years, painting landscapes that sought to convey a fleeting moment of nature. Monet’s most famous work, the „Water Lilies Pond,“ exemplifies his emphasis on capturing the present moment, a reality that would change within the hour. Light plays a crucial role in his paintings, evoking an impression or emotion that is captured by the viewer’s eye.
Director: Jacques VICHET