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Video: Claude Monet painting the lily pond (rare footage)

This is the only known film footage of the French Impressionist Claude Monet, made when he was 74 years old, painting alongside a lily pond in his garden at Giverny. The footage was shot in the summer of 1915 by the French actor and dramatist Sacha Guitry for his patriotic World War I-era film, Ceux de Chez Nous, or “Those of Our Land.” The soundtrack is Chopin’s 2nd Piano Concerto.

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2 comments on “Video: Claude Monet painting the lily pond (rare footage)

  1. Mark
    August 30, 2015

    I don’t know why video posters don’t slow old video down to the speed it was filmed at originally.

    Like

  2. valentin10
    February 21, 2015

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