Claude Monet Water Lilli Painting Analysis

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Stand there, right in front of the painting; what do you see? Look closely, very closely and see the paint on the canvas flow through each brush stroke, see the colors expand and blur, and see how the lights play off the soft, vibrant colors. Watch the swirls expand out into an infinite space in time . The paint flies beyond the canvas and the shadows and reflections blur into one. The pinks, blues, reds, yellows, oranges, purples, and browns blend together to create a symphony of colors. There is a stigmata in the Lili pad brush strokes and a legato in the lines of seaweed and willow branches. Claude Monet captures a fluid motion of an impressionist in his painting of the Water Lilies. He mesmerizes his viewers with a flat plane of space and depth.
When beholding Monet’s paused glimpse of time in real life versus a reproduction, one perceives vast differences of thoughts, details and emotions. Through a comparison of the original and reproductions of
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The original painting seems to gleam under the lights which is lost in a reproduction. The lilies possess colors which cannot be seen in the reproduction; such as the reds and pinks and purples which appear within the blues and greens of the top lilies. In a reproduction, I have the ability to zoom into more details defined through a higher resolution. The reproduction painting is usually shown fully lit and out of context with the surrounding artwork as seen in a museum. A reproduction of Water Lilies is more accessible. It can be printed on a t-shirt, a poster, or placed in a whole new context. For example, the painting can be reworked into another piece of art, but still it remains recognizable. The reproduction of the work can also emphasize the artist’s purpose for painting the picture to begin with. The balanced the lighting of the reproduction make the painting look even flatter than the original, bringing out the painterly

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