Lot 24a. Claude Monet (1840-1926) Le Parlement, soleil couchant (The Houses of Parliament, at Sunset) signed and dated ‘Claude Monet 1902′ (lower left) oil on canvas: 32 x 36 5/8 in. (81.3 x 93 cm.) Painted in 1900-1901.
Claude Monet - Water Lilies I have seen some of the large water lilly paintings by Claude Monet in the Kunsthaus, Zurich a few years ago in the exhibition, Monet's Garden. These vast canvases are mesmerising - I remember feeling I could dive into the ponds of painted water. From memory, they seemed to be layers and layers of paint to give an infinite depth to the water, not thickly applied but many layers/
Monet - subtle contrast between red and green, and creation of green out of grays using relative colors, mid tone through drastic high and low temperature balance, canvas shape allows a lot of background with a close foreground