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Monday, 9 June 2014

Movie Review - "Nympheas - Le Grand Reve de Monet"

Movie review number 25

This is a documentary DVD that I purchased at the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris during my trip in May 2014.  It is a French production but with the voice-over in English as well as French.  It explains the process of the production of the Water Lily series of paintings done by Monet in his house at Giverny from 1899 to 1927.  It explains the interesting friendship between M. Clemenceau, politician, and Monet, and how Clemenceau helped find museum space for several enormous murals of waterlilies - now being at the Orangerie Museum in the Tuileries in Paris - which are floor to ceiling paintings with no horizon on them!!  Apparently when viewing them, it's almost like you're IN the waterlily pond swimming around!!  The DVD mainly concentrates on Monet's later life, in his 70s.

It's a very interesting DVD and definitely worth watching for the art history!

Beanie gives this 7 squeaks out of 10.  The music background is slightly annoying!

Salade Nicoise

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I've heard amazing things about those waterlily paintings - the video sounds interesting!