Monet's Water Lilies: The Agapanthus Triptych

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By Simon Kelly with Mary Schafer and Johanna Bernstein

Claude Monet was undoubtedly the most important of all the Impressionist painters, and his water lily paintings represent the culminating moment in his career. Monet’s famous garden at Giverny provided the inspiration for these paintings. The exhibition Monet’s Water Lilies reunited the three panels of an exceptionally impressive water lily triptych, created by the artist between 1915 and 1926. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art each own one panel of the triptych; the exhibition offered a rare opportunity to bring the works together. This was the first time that this reunion had occurred in more than 30 years. With the single exception of a triptych in the Museum of Modern Art, this is the only triptych by Monet in the United States

64 pages with 62 images

Published in 2011