The Water Lilies: Clear Morning with Willows

Les Nymphéas : Le Matin clair aux saules

"Monet painted action, the action of the universe struggling with itself (…), this drama crowned by the fiery flash that blinds us as the sun goes down behind the dried reeds of the winter marshes, where the bewitching flowers of spring are reborn in preparation in the fathomless abyss of eternal renewal."

Georges Clemenceau, Claude Monet, Les Nymphéas, Paris, Librairie Plon, 1928