Five paintings from Claude Monet’s Water Lilies series have found a wonderful home in an innovative gallery on the island of Naoshima.
Monet’s extraordinary Water Lilies may have come a long way, but they found a fantastic home at Naoshima’s Chichu Art Museum. The museum, sitting on the hillside overlooking the southern coast of Naoshima, was designed by Japanese architect Ando Tadao, who, by inserting the galleries into the ground, cleverly uses natural light to illuminate the artwork.
Five paintings from the Water Lilies series, created by the great Impressionist painter Claude Monet in the last years of his life, are displayed in the first room of the museum, specially designed for this work. The natural light in the living room changes the appearance of the water lily paintings and the atmosphere of the space itself with the passing days and seasons.