Monet and Monet-related Exhibitions
The Grand Palais is mounting the biggest solo show devoted to the Impressionist master Claude Monet, with 169 canvases loaned by 75 museums and private collectors.
The exhibition space will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. (Sept. 22- Jan. 24, 2011).
further information: http://www.monet2010.com.
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia
Saturday, June 6 - August 23, 2009
from High Museum of Art website:
Rediscovering Monet's finest achievement.
Monet Water Lilies presents an intimate view of four of Monet's most spectacular works from The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The highlight of the exhibition is a breathtaking 42-foot painting that inspires a sense of serenity, meditation, and the infinite. Painted at the end of his life, this series became Monet's "obsession," as he wrote in 1908. In these paintings, he sought to capture the beauty he found in nature, especially in his beloved garden at Giverny.
This exhibition explores Monet's devotion to his garden and the changes in his technique at the end of his life. His late works transcend his familiar Impressionist style and venture into abstraction. Even though Monet's abstract technique was largely a result of deteriorating vision, these works profoundly influenced subsequent generations of artists.
Upon experiencing the splendor of the Water Lilies, it is hard to believe that the majority of the series remained in Monet's studio for thirty years after his death, ignored and dismissed as a failure. The Museum of Modern Art and its founding director, Alfred H. Barr, Jr., played an essential role in introducing these important and stunning paintings to the American public. They are now often considered Monet's greatest achievement.
L'Orangerie, Virtual Tour
Musée de l'Orangerie
Use this virtual tour tool to discover the stunning installation of Monet's waterlily paintings in the Musée de l'Orangerie in Paris.
MoMA Restoration, Collection Conservation
MoMA's Restoration of the Water Lilies
Learn step-by-step how the water lily paintings were acquired and restored by MoMA conservators.
Japanese Prints, Monet's Home and Gardens
Monet Foundation Collection
Examine Monet's home and influences on this site that features image galleries of the artist's gardens and collection of Japanese prints.
Village of Giverny
Things to Do Village of Giverny
Make a virtual trip to Monet's village of Giverny outside Paris using this informative tourism site.
Sale of Claude Monet's Au Parc Monceau at Christie's
Impressionist/modern art evening sale
23 June 2009
London, King Street
Claude Monet (1840-1926)
Au Parc Monceau
signed and dated 'Claude Monet 78' (lower right)
oil on canvas
25¾ x 21 3/8 in. (65.3 x 54.2 cm.)
Painted in 1878
estimate: $5,708,500 - $7,339,500
Painted in 1878 when Claude Monet’s "Impressionist" style was still attracting fierce criticism, the present work has been on loan to the Philadelphia Museum of Art since 2001 and is one of a series of three similar paintings painted in the same period, one of which is in the Metropolitan Museum, New York (estimate: £3,500,000 to £4,500,000). Early in 1878, Monet moved from Argenteuil to Paris hoping to escape his creditors and find new patrons who could buy his work and ease his financial burden. The artist is thought to have visited the city park soon after his move at the suggestion of Ernest Hoschedé, one of his most important early patrons. Monet’s wife, Camille, gave birth to their third child in March 1878, and it is believed that the group in the foreground of the picture includes Camille, the infant and Alice Hoschedé, the patron’s wife, who was widowed soon afterwards and married Monet in 1892.
The painting offers an exceptional depiction of a Parisian garden, the artist having employed a subtle interplay between light and shadow which had become an essential aspect of his own brand of Impressionism. A group of figures in the background of the painting is illuminated by bright sunshine, while the group in the foreground is enveloped in lush, spring shadows. Painted soon after his move to Paris in the first half of 1878, the city garden of Parc Monceau acts as a bridge between Monet’s rural landscapes of Argenteuil and his new urban surroundings in Paris; he painted the celebrated series of pictures of the Gare St. Lazare the following year.
Art in the Age of Steam
18 April 2008 - 10 August 2008
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
This major exhibition captures the excitement of the steam train in art from the earliest days, through the boom years of Victorian railways to the end of the line in the 1960s.
Art in the Age of Steam is the most wide-ranging exhibition yet held to look at how artists responded to the extraordinary impact that steam trains had on landscape and society. It is one of the major highlights of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture year.
Around 100 paintings, photographs, prints and drawings from some of the world’s greatest art collections come together in a dazzling display including:
The Railway' by Edouard Manet, La Crau from Montmajour, with train by Van Gogh, Lordship Lane Station' by Camille Pissarro, four paintings by Claude Monet, (including Gare Saint-Lazare), Railroad Train by Edward Hopper and the The Anxious Journey by Giorgio de Chirico, plus photographs by Bill Brandt, Alfred Stieglitz and O Winston Link.
walker gallery museum page
Turner to Monet: The Triumph of Landscape
14 March - 9 June 2008
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Turner to Monet presents an opportunity to experience paintings never before seen in Australia, and only at the National Gallery of Australia.
Works by the finest artists of the time – Turner, Constable, Friedrich, Corot, Courbet, Glover, von Guérard, Church, Streeton, Roberts, Cézanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Monet – have been gathered from public and private collections from around the world.
The exhibition provides a unique opportunity for Australians to see landscape masterpieces in oil and watercolour from the finest collections of the world, including Tate Britain, Royal Academy of Arts, J Paul Getty Museum, National Gallery of Art, Washington, and Kröller-Müller Museum.
Claude Monet and Finnish Impressions
6 March 2008 - 25 May 2008
Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA)
Ahertajantie 5, Tapiola
Espoo Museum of Modern Art presents works by Finnish artists influenced in one way or another by Impressionism
The 12 works by Monet give an overview of the French artist's work over a period of 40 years from the beginning of Impressionism in the 1870s up until the 1910s when the subject almost disappeared from his work, giving way to abstraction.
The exhibition also shows 81 works by the Finnish artists Berndt Lindholm, Victor Westerholm, Elin Danielson, Hanna Rönnberg, Torsten Wasastjerna, A.W. Finch, Magnus Enckell, Verner Thomé, Ellen Thesleff and Pekka Halonen.
In the 1880s Paris became the major study centre for Finnish artists. Impressionism as a movement was already to some extent blending in with other isms. However, Impressionism both interested and influenced Finnish art even if it never became a dominant art movement in Finland.