Claude Monet was born on 14 November 1840. Monet founded Impressionism. Along with Auguste Renoir and Camille Pissaro, he was a groundbreaking forerunner of the movement. His serene, classic series of water lily paintings, with their dreamlike atmosphere and vivid colors, continues to provide strong inspiration for abstract artists worldwide. I picked this painting because I love the Colors. Also with this painting I loved how the pond water is looks like it is floating down. I also love the water. This painting always makes me think of home with the water.