The Work

This monumental painting was part of a triptych that was separated when it was sold in 1956. The three parts are now in the art museums of St. Louis, Cleveland, and Kansas City. Toward the end of his life, Monet was progressively losing his sight, but he continued to paint his favorite subjects such as this one. The presence of unexpected colors, such as yellow and red, creates a hypnotic visual play, and the artist seems to be experimenting with abstraction.

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