Monet quoted for his paintings and admired his lilies pond, "It took me time to understand my water lilies. I had planted them for the pleasure of it; I grew them without ever thinking of painting them."
In 1893, three years after buying property at Giverny, Claude Monet began transforming the marshy ground behind his home into a pond, on the narrow end of which he built a Japanese-style wood bridge. Adding both exotic and domestic plantings, including his famous water lilies, the artist created the garden that would be one of his principal subjects for the rest of his life. Water Lily Pond was among the 18 similar versions of the motif that he made in 1899- 1900; their common theme was the mingling of the lilies with reflections of other vegetation on the pool's surface.
What is Gallery Wrap? A gallery-wrap canvas does not show any visible staples or nails holding the fabric (canvas) to the stretchers on the sides. The edges are painted, and the painting hung unframed.
Giclee printing is a process uses fade-resistant, archival inks and archival substrates to print by large art professional or industrial printers. Giclee printing is often used by artists to make reproductions of their original artwork, photographs, or computer generated art to preserve the original.