Water Lilies. American Abstraction and the Last Monet, exhibition

From Friday, April 13 2018 to Monday, August 20 2018

A fascinating painting from a great master.

In 1955, Claude Monet's large panel painting, Water Lilies entered the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The famous painter was then viewed as "a bridge between the naturalism of the beginning of Impressionism and the most advanced contemporary school of abstraction" of New York. His Water Lilies were put in perspective alongside paintings by Pollock. The reception of this last Monet resonated with with the museum's interest in Abstract American Expressionism. At the same time the notion of "abstract impressionism" is coined.
This exhibition in Paris focuses on this precise encounter: a rediscovery of Monet's late work and the works of the New York abstract school. This is an opportunity to discover or rediscover some of Monet's late works alongside twenty large paintings  by American artists. 

Musée de l'Orangerie
place de la Concorde - Jardin des Tuileries
75001 Paris
01 44 77 80 07
Métro Concorde

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