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    Monet: Questioning Nature A special exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie

    2 October [Sat], 2021 - 10 January [Mon], 2022

    11 July [Sat] - 25 October [Sun], 2020
    29 May [Sat] - 10 September [Fri], 2021

    *Revised Exhibition Schedule

    About this exhibition

    Claude Monet was fascinated by the beauty of natural light in natural settings and dedicated his life to exploring it and seeking ways to express it. The landscape paintings that this giant among the Impressionists created utterly overturned traditional approaches to painting. His work became a means of communicating the worldview and poetic sentiments of a new era. Sylvie Patry, Chief Curator and Director for Curatorial Affairs and Collections at the Musée d’Orsay, supervised this exhibition, which combines works from the Musée d’Orsay, which has the world’s finest Monet collection, with works from collections in Japan to present a comprehensive view of Monet’s landscape paintings. Le Havre, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, Giverny, Venice: this exhibition explores Monet’s oeuvre, in each period and place. What did he see in each of his chosen places, how did he depict it, and what themes did he incorporate in his paintings? This close examination of his work reveals the distinctive characteristics of Monet’s landscape paintings.

    Exhibition overview

    Exhibition title

    Monet: Questioning Nature A special exhibition from the Musée d’Orsay and Musée de l'Orangerie

    Exhibition period

    2 October [Sat], 2021 - 10 January [Mon], 2022

    Opening hours

    10:00-18:00 (Evening hours, with the museum open until 20:00 on Fridays, have been suspended until further notice.)

    Closed

    Mondays, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, December 6, December 20,  from Tuesday, December 28 to Monday, January 3 

    Organizer

    Artizon Museum, Ishibashi Foundation; Musée d'Orsay and​Musée​ de​ l'Orangerie; NIkkei Inc

    Under the auspices of

    Embassy of France / Institut français du japon

    Venue

    5・4F Galleries

    Concurrent Exhibition

    Jam Session: The Ishibashi Foundation Collection × Morimura Yasumasa A Gift of the Sea, M-Style Morimura Yasumasa’s Auto-Mythology (6F Gallery)

    Art works

    Claude Monet《Hôtel des Roches Noires, Trouville》1870, Musée d'Orsay <br />
Photo© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski / distributed by AMF

    Claude Monet《Hôtel des Roches Noires, Trouville》1870, Musée d'Orsay
    Photo© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski / distributed by AMF

    Claude Monet《Water-Lily Pond, Symphony in Green》1899, Musée d'Orsay<br />
Photo© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Stéphane Maréchalle / distributed by AMF

    Claude Monet《Water-Lily Pond, Symphony in Green》1899, Musée d'Orsay
    Photo© RMN-Grand Palais (musée d'Orsay) / Stéphane Maréchalle / distributed by AMF

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