Analysis from W.S by L.P.Hartley

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  • Topic: Claude Monet, Water Lilies, Impressionism
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  • Published : March 10, 2011
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Structure and Content
It's not easy to follow a picture description if the writer jumps randomly from one point to another. Therefore, make sure that your picture description is logically structured, for example:

from left to right (or from right to left)
from the background to the foreground (or from the foreground to the background) from the middle to the sides (or from the sides to the middle) from details to general impressions (or from general impressions to details) Which structure you finally choose depends on your taste and the picture you want to describe.

Pictures in General
short description of the scene (e. g. place, event)
details (who / what can you see)
background information (if necessary) on place, important persons or event Paintings
name of artist and picture, year of origin (if known)
short description of the scene (e. g. place, event)
details (who / what can you see)
impression on the viewer
artist's intention
perspective, colours, forms, proportions etc.

Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies by Claude Monet
Claude Monet painted Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lilies in 1899. The artist admitted that he spent many hours contemplating the lilies on the water long before he picked up his palette. Monet's first intense period of work at the pond began in the summer of 1899. When the weather turned cold, he completed six works to his satisfaction in the studio.

The following year, Claude Monet would afford his undivided attention to his water garden. See the more lush, saturated tones of The Waterlily Pond, Harmony in Pink in the next section. Claude Monet - Water Lily Pond

Claude Monet always stood alone; his feet resounding heavily on the solid road that he was determined to follow until the very end. With tiny, dabbing brush strokes his paintings, more often than not exploded in the golden richness of the sun. With Monet a brush stroke, while imprecise, can suggest an infinity of objects that go beyond the instant and...
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