Widely known as one of the most influential French Impressionist painters in Art history, Claude Monet, born in Paris, in 1840, is hugely celebrated for his ephemeral depiction of the complex beauty, radiance, and fragility of nature. He painted fascinating masterpieces of Impressionism and his work has been revered by art enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike.
In the mid-twentieth century, the renowned art historian and director of the MoMA at that time, Alfred Barr, added one of Monet’s panels of the Nymphéas series “Water Lilies” into the MoMA’s collection. It was at that time when the series became known and succeeded to garner the attention of art collectors and institutions.
Taking place at Musée de l’Orangerie, from 13 April to 20 August 2018, the exhibition invites you to relive the moment of the rediscovery of these masterpieces in the heart of Paris and offers you an opportunity to discover the New York School of Abstract Art at its height through some of Monet’s greatest works. It showcases as well 20 striking artworks by leading American artists including Ellsworth Kelly, Jackson Pollock, Morris Louis, Barnett Newman, and Sam Francis amongst others.