Glass half dome paperweight with Japanese Bridge (Le Pont Japonais a Giverny) painting by artist Claude Monet (1840 - 1926). Monet captures the serenity of a Japanese bridge over his waterlily garden at his home in Giverny. The paperweight is a bright garden green suitable for someone who loves the outdoors and tending their garden.
Claude Monet (1840 - 1926): Aged 22, Money, disappointed with traditional art education in Le Havre, moved to Paris He took lessons from Charles Gleyre, where he met Renoir, Bazille and Sisley. The group were strongly opposed to Classicism. They wanted to capture the fleeting light, with rapid brushstrokes and in elementary colors without worrying about the exactness of the representation of shapes. They worked en plein air (outdoors) which had become possible because paint was now available in tubes). They focused on daily life scenes without symbolism or an underlying message.