Monet from the Musée Marmottan Collection, Paris
on show now: 'Monet', Palazzo Reale, Milan: 18/09/2021 - 30/01/2022
(I had the honour of 'dubbing' Claude Monet for the audioguide :-)
An in-depth study on the theme of the reflection of light and its changes in the work of the father of Impressionism.
An exhibition itinerary where to welcome the public there will be 53 works by Monet including his Water Lilies (1916-1919), The Parliament. Reflections on the Thames (1905) and Le roses (1925-1926), his last and magical work: an extraordinary loan not only because it brings together some of the spearheads of Monet's artistic production, but also for the enormous difficulty of this period in making the works travel from one country to another.
The chronological path traces the entire artistic parable of the Impressionist Master, read through the works that the artist himself considered fundamental, private, so much so that he jealously guarded them in his home in Giverny; works that he himself never wanted to sell and that tell us about the greatest emotions linked to his artistic genius.
The Musée Marmottan Monet - whose story is told in the course of the exhibition - has the largest nucleus in the world of Monet's works, the result of a generous donation from Michel, his son, which took place in 1966 to the Parisian museum - which will take its name of "Marmottan Monet". Divided into 7 sections and curated by Marianne Mathieu - art historian and scientific director of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris - the exhibition thus introduces the discovery of key works of Impressionism and Monet's artistic production on the theme of reflection of light and of his changes in the artist's own work, the alpha and omega of his artistic approach. Taking into account the entire artistic excursus of the Impressionist Master, starting from the very first works that tell of the new way of painting en plein air and from small-sized works, we move on to the rural and urban landscapes of London, Paris, Vétheuil, Pourville and its many mansions.
The exhibition is part of the museum and exhibition project "Museums of the World at Palazzo Reale".
an exhibition by Municipality of Milan – Culture, Palazzo Reale in collaboration with Arthemisia
curated by Marianne Mathieu
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 19.30, Thursdays closing at 22.30. Last admission one hour before closing time.
Closed on Mondays.
Holidays 1° nov 10:00 - 19:30; 7,8,26 dec 10 - 19.30; 24 e 31 dec 10 - 14:30 25 dec 14:30 - 18:30; 1° jan 14:30 - 19:30; 6 jan 10 -22.30.