Monet was the great Master of Impressionism, and the bridge between
19th century painting and modernist painting. Weeping Willow Giverny
contemporarily with the Water Lilies. It was part of a series that
was Monet's homage to France's fallen soldiers painted in the wake
of World War I.
Ronnie Landfield's excellent essay,. Monet
and Modernism, located on this site.