Monsieur Latour-Marliac and Monsieur Monet - Perspectives No. 380
and Monsieur Monet
Perspectives No. 380
We take for granted the great variety of colors of water lilies, including those in Monet’s most famous paintings, Les Nymphéas, displayed at the Orangerie Museum in Paris, but they are a relatively recent development. It wasn’t until 1889 at the World’s Fair in Paris that the first colorful water lilies were seen by the public. Before that, the only hardy water lily in Europe was white, but because of the relentless work of Monsieur Latour-Marliac, fair-goers were treated to yellow, pink and deep red water lily varieties for the very first time.
We cannot imagine how impressive and radical Monet’s water lily canvases must have appeared to the public when he exhibited them for the first time. He not only presented a new way of seeing and painting but also featured little-known varieties of exotic-looking flowers as the subject—all of them floating in a nebulous space of sky and water suggesting the kind of compositions found in his beloved Japanese prints. What a sensation this must have been!
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