Mad enchantment: Monet and the painting of the Water Lilies

Date and time

Monday 6 February, 1–1.45pm

Sainsbury Wing Theatre

Ross King


Admission free

Author and art historian Ross King reveals the history of how Monet created his water lily paintings at the gardens of Giverny, and recounts the fascinating story of the last decade of his life.

Using letters, memoirs, and other sources not previously available, Ross King will focus on this remarkable period in the artist’s life, and reveal a more complex yet intimate Monet than has previously been portrayed.

Ross King is the author of 'Brunelleschi’s Dome', 'Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling', 'The Judgement of Paris', and 'Leonardo and the Last Supper'.

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Image above: Detail from Claude Monet, The Water-Lily Pond, 1899