Exploring the Father of Impressionism’s lifelong but
previously unexplored preoccupation with structures, Monet & Architecture brings together over 70 masterpieces, spanning the period from Monet's early career in the 1860s to his final exhibition in 1912. From oils depicting modern
buildings in fin-de-siecle France to the crumbling ruins of medieval cathedrals, this exhibition offers a completely new angle on one of the greatest artists working in the twentieth century.
Although documented in the Monet catalogue raisonné, the work has not been exhibited in public since 1895. With its precise whereabouts unknown for more than a decade, Monet & Architecture offers visitors a rare opportunity to see Monet's Argenteuil rural retreat shrouded in fog for the first time.
The atmospheric landscape will be shown alongside other dreamlike renderings of historic French landmarks including Rouen Cathedral and views from Monet’s travels throughout Europe. Further highlights include the piazzas
and ponti of nineteenth-century Venice which are rendered in blazes of luminous red and orange brushstrokes.
Happily for Londoners, familiar structures of the city will also be explored in new ways, as in Charing
Cross Bridge, reflets sur la Tamise, 1899 – 1901.
Leaving the lilies aside – Monet
& Architecture sees Monet in a new light.
|What||Monet & Architecture, the National Gallery|
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN | MAP
|Nearest tube||Charing Cross (underground)|
09 Apr 18 – 29 Jul 18, Saturday - Thursday 10:00 - 18:00, Friday 10:00 - 21:00
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