PC #356: Les Nymphéas by Monet (1840-1926) from the UK

OMG, an awesome art card of an impressionistic painting by well-known French artist, Claude Monet (1840-1926). The term Impressionism in art was derived from the title of one of his paintings, Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise). This card came all the way from the UK, sent by a Fine Art student, Ruth (Ruthspoof). It’s part of a series of approximately 250 oil paintings of water lilies that Monet painted during the last 30 years of his life.

Les Nymphéas, reflets verts (détail); Musée de l'Orangerie, Paris

I learned a great deal about France, specifically Paris, today in my European literature class. We discussed Victor Hugo’s famous novel, Les Miserables. Paris was the embodiment of freedom during the time when Hugo was writing the novel, French being the lingua franca. It is also interesting to know that Jose Rizal’s famous novel, Noli Me Tangere, was first translated to French and was heavily abridged to position it to the current situation in the country during the peak of Marxism. Ach, I can go on forever, but I don’t have much time now. So I’m giving you the royal stamp used, thanks to Ruth:

If I have all the money in the world, I’d play with colors for as long as I want.


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