The First World War exploded in the late summer of 1914. Armies took the field in bright uniforms. Navies steamed to sea flying the colors of their nations. It was supposed to be over by Christmas, but it was not.
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In January of 1915, Claude Monet (1840-1926) wrote of his intention to begin work on his large-scale triptych Water Lilies, of which the Nelson-Atkins painting comprises the right-hand panel (FIG 1): “I’m pursuing my idea of grande décoration.