Claude Monet, Sleeping Lotus Pond and Roses, 1913

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Claude Monet, Sleeping Lotus Pond and Roses, 1913

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Product:Claude Monet, Sleeping Lotus Pond and Roses, 1913


Starting Price:RMB 90,000,000

Transaction Price:RMB 154,100,000


Auction Time:23-Jun-Fri

Auction Company:china guardian


This is a representative work of Claude Monet's mature style, which depicts the Giverny Garden with unique strokes and vibrant colors. This is the garden he personally created, and it is also his most famous painting theme. In the picture, an arched trellis covered with roses can be seen. From this perspective, Monet only has three works depicting Giveny Garden, one of which is currently housed at the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona, USA. The Sleeping Lotus Pond and Roses is the widest of the three.
Monet's depiction of water, sky, light, and plants is full of vitality and warmth, making people feel like they are in the summer of the Giovanni Garden. The creation of 'Sleeping Lotus Pond and Roses' was in 1913, which was a very important period. At that time, most of the Impressionism painters had died, and only Monet, Renoir and Degas were still alive. Monet knew artists like Picasso and Matisse at that time, knew what was happening in the art world in Paris, and also understood Cubism. This work was completed in the critical period of the prevalence of Cubism in Paris.
Afterwards, he will continue to experience World War I and witness the emergence of surrealism and Dadaism. Monet lived longer than everyone else, and he went through art movements time and time again, but this work shows no signs of being influenced by other art movements. In order to create what we now know as' The Sleeping Lotus Pond and the Rose ', also known as the' Water Lotus Garden ', shortly after Monet moved in 1884, 35 years before he created this painting, his first thing was to dig a canal and bring water from a small river into his garden. Monet was very fascinated by this garden and wanted to return to that carefree, heavenly like state. Around 1912, Monet lost his second wife and was in great despair, creating this work amidst immense sadness.
The bright and vibrant colors in the painting reflect Monet's iconic style - sharp, intense, beautiful, and full of vitality. At this time, Monet was a completely lonely person who had just lost his second wife, but at the same time, he was also the most famous artist in the world at that time.