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1. Write about the scene or subject being depicted in the artwork.


each brush stroke
a petal of colored light
the summer clouds
caught as they passed across
the pond at Giverny

Claude Monet (1840-1926)
"Reflections of Clouds on the Water-Lily Pond", ca 1920
New York, Museum of Modern Art
Photo source: Trish Mayo, Flickr

Author's note: It's been years since I first went to MOMA and saw the waterlilies but I still remember the astonishment of stepping into that gallery.