Water Lily

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Since Monet is one of my favorite painters and I love Impressionism (especially Monet's Water Lilies paintings - I've seen them in person and they are even more beautiful than I could have imagined), I paint water lilies every now and then. Each time I like the painting better than the last.

This is a one of a kind artwork. I always sign my work on the back and usually on the front as well. You will receive a certificate of authenticity with your piece of art.

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John Crowther
John Crowther Critic

December 27, 2021

Impressionism came to prominence at the end of the 19th century. Like most (if not all) artistic movements, it began in direct response to what preceded it. The guiding principle of painting before the advent of Impressionism was an unwavering realist style that emphasized an objective approach to capturing the world as it is. The objectivity, however, was less realistic than the subsequent Impressionists’ approach. Humans are incapable of objectivity. Everyone sees the world through their own eyes, through the lens of their experience, their culture, and the peculiarities of their physiognomy. Individual perception is inherently subjective, and there is no duller world than an objective one. So, artists abandoned this vain and ultimately undesirable drive for objectivity, left the comfort of their studios, and painted their impressions of the worlds they discovered. The inheritance of this impressionistic approach is found in Joy Parks Coats’ "Water Lily". The sun-dappled water lilies inscribed in loose and gestural brushstrokes and the undisguised hand of the painter making no attempt towards photorealism culminates in a relatable but unique vision that embraces the truth of subjectivity.  


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Joy Parks Coats
Abstract Expressionism, Impressionism
Painting - Unframed
Acrylic, Canvas
15.00 inches wide
11.00 inches tall
0.10 inches deep
1.00 lbs
Wilmington, NC, US