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Monet's Water Lilies

Nicole Myers, associate curator of European Painting and Sculpture, stands in front of the three panels of Claude Monet's <I>Water Lilies</I> triptych. photo: Laura Spencer/KCUR

Artist Claude Monet is considered the father of Impressionism, a style defined by loose brush strokes to capture the reflection of light. Monet created more than 200 oil paintings for his Water Lilies series inspired by his gardens at Giverny.

By Laura Spencer


Kansas City, Mo. – A new exhibition at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art re-unites three of the artist's large-scale works for the first time in more than 30 years. But it also uncovers layers of the artistic process.

Monet's Water Lilies
April 9 - August 7, 2011
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

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