His focus within this subject is also changing. Controlling the effects of the surface of water, he can scatter the position of the leaves. The botanical accuracy of the blossoms is superseded by a touch closer to earlier impressionism. The rigor of perspective is no longer necessary: the horizon is pushed out of field and from 1907 the artist positions also some paintings vertically.
He still uses the process that was so successful to him in previous decades, by installing several easels and working from canvas to canvas depending on time and weather.
The main subject of the artist is not the pool but the color. The paintings executed towards the final year of this fertile period can be seen as a culmination of his research. From that time, long before the dissolution of the shapes tested at the end of his life, Monet is already a precursor to Rothko and Richter.
On November 5 in New York, Sotheby's sells an oil on canvas 100 x 81 cm painted around 1908, lot 22 estimated $ 30M.
SOLD for $ 34M including premium