The paintings depict Monet's flower garden at Giverny and were the main focus of Monet's artistic production during the last thirty years of his life. The coin reverse depicts a famous masterpiece of Claude Monet titled "Water Lilies". On the top of the coin the inscription "Masterpieces of Art" and on the bottom of the coin the name of the artist and the issue year.Twentyfour Swarovsky crystals embellish the coin all around framing the painting depicted on the coin. The obverse of the coin depicts the effigy of Her Queen Elizabeth II, the inscription "Cook Islands" and the face value. Claude Monet Oscar-Claude Monet (14 November 1840 5 December 1926) was a founder of French Impressionist painting, and the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the movement's philosophy of expressing one's perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term "Impressionism" is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.
Monet's ambition of documenting the French countryside led him to adopt a method of painting the same scene many times in order to capture the changing of light and the passing of the seasons. In 1899 he began painting the water lilies, first in vertical views with a Japanese bridge as a central feature, and later in the series of large-scale paintings that was to occupy him continuously for the next 20 years of his life.
The item "WATER LILIES Monet Masterpieces of Art 3 Oz Silver Coin 20$ Cook Islands 2015" is in sale since Friday, December 25, 2015. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ World\Australia & Oceania\Other Oceania Coins". The seller is "powercoin_italy" and is located in Ciampino. This item can be shipped worldwide.