Na­tional Gallery, Lon­don Show­ing from: 9 April – 29 July 2018

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In a land­mark show at the Na­tional Gallery in spring 2018 – the first purely Monet ex­hi­bi­tion to be staged in Lon­don for more than twenty years - The Credit Suisse Ex­hi­bi­tion: Monet & Ar­chi­tec­ture gives a unique and sur­pris­ing op­por­tu­nity to dis­cover the artist as he has never been seen be­fore.

Monet is typ­i­cally thought of as a painter of land­scape, of the sea, and in his later years, of gar­dens – but un­til now there has never been an ex­hi­bi­tion con­sid­er­ing his work in terms of ar­chi­tec­ture.

Fea­tur­ing more than sev­enty-five paint­ings by Monet, this in­no­va­tive ex­hi­bi­tion spans his long ca­reer from its be­gin­nings in the mid-1860s to the pub­lic dis­play of his Venice paint­ings in 1912.

More than a quar­ter of the paint­ings in the ex­hi­bi­tion come from pri­vate col­lec­tions around the world; works lit­tle­known and rarely ex­hib­ited. While many world-fa­mous and much-loved Monet pic­tures will also be on dis­play.

In an in­ter­view in 1895, Monet said “Other pain­ters paint a bridge, a house, a boat … I want to paint the air that sur­rounds the bridge, the house, the boat – the beauty of the light in which they ex­ist.”

Claude Monet, The rue Mon­torgueil, Paris. The Na­tional Hol­i­day of 30 June, 1878

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