The second room of the Water Lilies is ditinguished by the presence of weeping willow tress creating a sort of ponctuation. Here again, there is no horizon and no perspective. We only see part of the willows.When it opened to the public in 1927, a few months after the artist's death, the Water Lilies didn't find its public since the critics then were more interested in the avant-garde's research. After the Second World War, the Orangerie received a greater public thanks to the influence of the lyrical abstraction theorist who saw the roots of abstarct art in the Water Lilies.


  • Title: The Water Lilies - Tree Reflections
  • Date Created: 1915/1926
  • Provenance: Donation of Claude Monet, 1922
  • Physical Dimensions: w8500 x h2000 mm
  • Painter: Claude Monet
  • Original Title: Reflets d'arbres
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: © RMN (Musée de l'Orangerie) / Michel Urtado

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