"Monet's early paintings can not be comparable to these incredible water scenery, which have kept spring on the canvases forever. The dreamlike water sometimes wear light blue and sometimes gold, reflecting the blue sky, lush pond shore and pastel water lilies. Quiet landscape and inner beauty make this work a music and a poetry." said a critic.
At first, the locals objected to this pond program because of the river argument. After several twists and turns, a Japanese-style bridge appeared above the pond, then the willows and flowers around the pond. Of course the paradise included the melody-water lilies, which accompanied Monet's for his last 27 years. In 1901, the government agreed to Monet's purchase of another land in south because of his local fame. But the devoted enthusiasm for painting made him reject the honor again and again. Since 1904, the Japanese-style bridge in the painting was gone, even the sky. There existed just pithy water lilies and pond corner with dark lake. And the public couldn't help applauding for the serial works when they met them in Paris.
Water Lilies is a series of several canvases of the pond by French Impressionist Claude Monet, who is the founder of Impressionism. During his last thirty years, the water garden, with a Japanese-style arched bridge , was the main subject of his oil paintings.