Friday, 30 January 2009

The « Monet Impressionist eye » exhibition at Marmottan Museum

« Monet Impressionist eye » exhibition
The exhibition "Monet, impressionist eye" looks at Monet’s work through science. The curator asked two Ophthalmologists to provide their insight into Monet’s painting technique, including when the artist’s perception was impaired by cataracts. Some late pieces of work are exhibited together with blurred photographs showing how Monet would have seen them.

The exhibition showcases sixty works of Monet coming from the museum own collection or specially lent to the Musée Marmottan for this exhibition.

Details of the exhibition :

"Monet, impressionist eye"
16th october - 15th february

Musée Marmottan
2, rue Louis-Boilly
75016 Paris

Musée Marmottan
The Musée Marmottan has a rich collection of impressionist paintings, including many works by Claude Monet, Berthe Morizot, Renoir, Sisley or Gauguin. Actually, The Museum possesses the world's largest collection of works by Claude Monet.

I like the fact that some of the paintings are displayed in the furnished rooms of this rich house.

This museum is less known than the Orsay Museum and therefore less crowded. This is a museum not to be missed if you like Impressionist paintings.

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