Monet's Water Lilies

Monet's Water Lilies

Five paintings from Claude Monet's Water Lilies series have found a wonderful home in an innovative gallery on Naoshima Island.

Monet's extraordinary Water Lilies may have travelled a long way, but they've found a fantastic home at Naoshima's Chichu Art Museum. The museum, sitting in the hillside overlooking Naoshima's south coast, was designed by the Japanese architect Ando Tadao, who, by embedding the galleries into the ground, ingeniously makes use of natural light to illuminate the artwork.  
 
Five paintings from the Water Lilies series, created by the great impressionist painter Claude Monet in the last years of his life, are displayed in the first hall of the museum, specially designed for this work. The hall's natural light changes the appearance of the water lily paintings and the ambience of the space itself with the passage of days and the seasons.

Monet's Water Lilies

located in Naoshima

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