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Subjects : Flowers & Botany, Landscape
Keywords : 19th century, Impressionism, bridge, green, landscape, pond, tree, vegetation, water lily, weeping willow
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Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte

The Bassin aux nymphéas: green harmony, a masterpiece by Claude Monet

The famous Impressionist painter Claude Monet is known for his many paintings depicting landscapes and scenes of everyday life. Among them, one of the most emblematic is undoubtedly Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte, a work that perfectly illustrates the talent of this outstanding artist.

A painting inspired by the gardens of Giverny

First of all, it is important to know that this painting was produced in 1899 and belongs to a series of 250 oil paintings devoted to water lilies, the delicate aquatic plants that adorn the pools in Monet's garden at Giverny. This enchanting place, created from scratch by the painter himself, was an inexhaustible source of inspiration, allowing Monet to give free rein to his imagination and his love of colour.

A true passion for water lilies

As soon as he moved to Giverny in 1883, Monet developed a passion for water lilies and decided to create a pond specially designed for these flowers. Over the years, he gradually transformed his garden into a veritable paradise on earth, with the water lily pond as its centrepiece. This fascination with aquatic plants is reflected in particular in the creation of multiple paintings dedicated to this theme, as evidenced by Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte.

A characteristic impressionist style

Like most of Monet's works, Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte is painted in a typical Impressionist style, which favours direct observation of nature and faithful transcription of the visual impressions felt by the artist. Thus, rather than seeking to represent objects realistically, Monet focuses on capturing the variations in light, atmosphere and colour that enliven his garden.

Unprecedented effects of matter and light

In this work, we can admire the virtuosity with which Monet manages to create an impression of depth and relief through subtle plays of light and shadow. The brushstrokes are applied quickly and spontaneously, creating a vibrant surface that seems almost alive. The shades of green, which dominate the composition, aptly evoke the harmony that reigns within the garden at Giverny.

An innovative technique for its time

In creating Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte, Monet demonstrated great inventiveness and a remarkable sense of innovation. Indeed, the painter uses a particular pictorial technique, based on the superimposition of juxtaposed touches of colour, which makes it possible to achieve unprecedented visual effects.

A work on colours and light

The choice of colours was also at the heart of Monet's artistic approach, as he constantly sought to capture the chromatic and luminous variations of the landscape. The shades used to represent the water lilies are thus particularly rich and varied, ranging from emerald green to deep blue, via shades of pink and violet. This colourful palette contributes greatly to the peaceful, serene atmosphere that emanates from the work.

The influence of this painting in art history

In addition to its technical and aesthetic mastery, Le Bassin aux nymphéas: harmonie verte occupies an important place in the history of art, not least because of its pioneering role in the development of modern painting. Indeed, this painting heralds the plastic and formal research that would be carried out by twentieth-century artists such as the Fauves and the Abstract Expressionists.

A source of inspiration for future generations

In this way, Monet's work is often cited as a major reference for contemporary artists, who draw from it valuable lessons on how to treat colours, shapes and motifs. These include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning, all of whom were profoundly influenced by the beauty and modernity of Bassin aux nymphéas: harmonie verte.

The Waterlily Basin: Green Harmony, a timeless painting

At the end of the day, it seems that the success and enduring appeal of this work are due to several factors, making it one of Claude Monet's undisputed masterpieces. Firstly, the artistic quality of the painting is undeniable, thanks to its balanced composition, shimmering colours and striking material effects. Secondly, Le Bassin aux nymphéas: harmonie verte testifies to genuine creative daring and a desire for constant renewal on the part of its author, whose genius will never cease to amaze and inspire future generations.


This artwork is a painting from the modern period. It belongs to the impressionism style.


« Le Bassin aux nymphéas : harmonie verte » is kept at Musée d'Orsay, Paris, France.


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