Just the allusion to ‘water lilies’ evokes the name of the famous artist we are talking about: the central figure of Impressionism and his evocative water flowers await us in a truly unmissable exhibition open at Palazzo Reale from September 18th 2021 to January 30th 2022: Monet. Works from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.
The Parisian Musée holds the largest collection of the artist's works thanks to a bequest by his son Michel in 1966. The exhibition’s chronological order takes the visitor through Monet’s entire artistic allegory summing up the works that the French artist himself considered fundamental, intimate, private, so much so that he jealously safeguarded them in his home in Giverny. Oeuvres that he himself never wanted to sell, works that convey the profound emotions of his artistic genius.
We start from the very first works that demonstrate his extraordinary skill at plein-air painting, his feeling for colour and his appreciation of light. Then from small-scale artworks, we proceed to the rural and urban landscapes of London, Paris, Vétheuil, Pourville and his many residences.
There is no lack of great masterpieces such as Water Lilies (1916-1919), Parliament, Reflections on the Thames (1905) and Roses (1925-1926), his last, and entirely magical, work. But there are also redolent weeping willows, avenues of roses, solitary Japanese bridges and wistful wisteria in evanescent colours.
The light caught in the moment in which the artist paints is the absolute exponent of Impressionism and of this exhibition. 53 superb works await to amaze the visitor.
Please note: your Green Pass must be shown upon entry.