THE WATER LILIES BY MONET - THE MAGIC OF WATER AND LIGHT
A journey through the masterpieces and obsessions of the Genius of the Impressionism. With the invaluable contribution of Ross King, author of the best seller Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies. From Giverny, Musée D’Orsay, Orangerie and Marmottan.
Water Lilies of Monet – the Magic of Water and Light tells the story of the origin of a massive work of art that broke with convention, of an artist resurrecting his life only thanks to painting.
His human endeavor defied both space and conventions in his timeless masterpieces.
In a war-torn country, the undisputed genius of French Art disrupted the art world and changes it forever.
As the end of the First World War drew near it became clear to Monet that his work of art could not but be his final legacy to France: a symbol of peace, hope, and resistance, in a battered and bloody world.
This is the tale of an obsession with light and water the painter could not escape from and how he transformed it into a kind of magic. A tale of the radical elements that revolutionized Modern Art: Monet’s clear intent was to transfer onto canvas the “first, pure impression” of forms and objects as they appear to the eye that has never seen them before.
Featuring special guest stars actress Elisa Lasowski (Game of Thrones), photographer Sanne De Wilde, gardener at the Fondation Monet in Giverny, Claire Hélène Marron.
Director: Giovanni Troilo | Screenwriter: Giorgio D'Introno and Giovanni Troilo | Music: Remo Anzovino | Special guest: Elisa Lasowski.
Movie in English without subtitles.