The World of Claude Monet

The World of Claude Monet

4F Boston Gallery
April 26(Saturday) - September 28(Sunday),2008
Claude Monet(1840-1926) was a leading Impressionist painter. He sought to capture on canvas the ever-changing qualities of nature (as he saw it), under different weather conditions and at different times of day. His works, generated through his sharp observation, have continued to fascinate and captivate viewers. Monet hung Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints in his house and planted Japanese flowers in his garden―his affinity for Japanese art is one of the reasons we Japanese are so attracted to Monet and his works.

image:Rouen Cathedral Facade and Tour d'Albane

Rouen Cathedral Facade and Tour d'Albane

(Morning Effect), 1894
Tompkins Collection-Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund, 24.6   Claude Monet

This exhibition introduces the charms of the master painter Monet in 58 works of art. The exhibition includes 24 of Monet’s paintings from his early to late years, including such representative works as Water Lilies , Rouen Cathedral Facade and Tour d’Albane (Morning Effect) , Charing Cross Bridge (Overcast Day), as well as works by his contemporaries, such as Boudin, Renoir, Degas, Sisley, Pissarro and Ce'zanne. Ukiyo-e prints are also on display, to demonstrate the close relationship between Monet’s works and ukiyo-e prints.

 

This is a great opportunity to view masterpieces from one of the world’s premier Impressionist collections, that of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Immerse yourself in the world of Monet, the master of color and light

 

image:Water Lilies

Water Lilies, 1905 Gift of Edward Jackson Holmes 39.804
Claude Monet

image:Charing Cross Bridge

Charing Cross Bridge (overcast day), 1900, 1900

Given by Janet Hubbard Stevens in memory of her mother,

Janet Watson Hubbard 1978.465
Claude Monet

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