Monet created some 250 paintings related by the same subject: water lilies. I admire his dedication. One would think that inspiration stemming from water lilies would have it’s limits. But the same subject kept Monet occupied for three decades until his death in 1926. This piece is a part of the Nymphéas cycle at the Musée de l’Orangeria in Paris, where visitors may admire eight water lily murals in two oval rooms. When Monet needed variation in his life, he painted stacks of harvested wheat. As there are twenty-five pieces in Monet’s Haystacks series, it is clear that variation was needed on average only once a year .