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