53 works in Milan focus on light in Monet's works

Impressionist master at Palazzo Reale

17 September, 17:35

    (ANSAmed) - MILAN, SEPT 17 - Light is the focus of an exhibition at Milan's Palazzo Reale dedicated to Claude Monet, who is widely considered the father of Impressionism.

    The exhibition was curated by Marianne Mathieu and is being held in collaboration with Paris's Musée Marmottan Monet, which has loaned the 53 works on display.

    The works include several paintings of the Water Lilies series and of a Japanese bridge that the painter made en plein air at his home and a studio in Giverny.

    Closing out the exhibition is the last work painted by the maestro, at age 85: "The Roses", which is a sort of celebration of natures and colors that Monet tried to portray his entire life.

    The show will open on September 18 and run through January 30, 2022.

    It is divided into seven sections and presents works from the painter's early years with his new way of painting in plein air, through rural and urban landscapes of London and Paris, to paintings where colors and shades of light of nature, are prominent, with their weeping willows, Japanese bridges, water lilies, and wisterias.

    "The exhibition on Claude Monet focuses on light because he spent his entire life seeking to represent landscapes transfigured. by light in the morning, the afternoon, the evening," said curator Mathieu, who is also scientific director of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. "The aim of his paintings were to represent the impossible, the impalpable. It was a search that evolved over the arc of his entire life and if we look at his early paintings, like the beach of Trouville exhibited for the first time at Palazzo Reale, and we compared it with that of his mature age like the Water Lilies, we can see how immense his evolution was." (ANSAmed).

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