The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Exhibition highlights a major body of paintings by Monet produced in Giverny
Claude Monet’s Secret Garden culminates in a phenomenal body of work produced in Giverny, a small village in northern France where Monet resided from 1883 to the end of his life in 1926.

VANCOUVER.- The Vancouver Art Gallery is presenting the most comprehensive exhibition of French painter Claude Monet’s work in Canada in two decades. Claude Monet’s Secret Garden presents thirty-eight paintings spanning the career of one of the most important figures in Western art.

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden culminates in a phenomenal body of work produced in Giverny, a small village in northern France where Monet resided from 1883 to the end of his life in 1926. A creative endeavour in their own right, the gardens that Monet designed and cultivated in Giverny became the central inspiration of his art. Its waterlilies—populated with exotic strains from as far as South America and the Middle East—weeping willows and the famed Japanese bridge endure as some of the most iconic imagery in art. These audaciously expressive works represent the summation of Monet’s lifelong dialogue with nature that guided him into radically new territories of painting.

“Monet’s unique vision, remarkable output and reputation as an intrepid documenter of nature gave full expression to modern life in France. We are proud to bring to Vancouver these pioneering artworks drawn from the unparalleled collection of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris. They trace the arc of a career that spanned over sixty years and that continually overturned conventions to experiment with new ways of rendering the world,” says Gallery Director, Kathleen S. Bartels. “We welcome audiences to immerse themselves in the extraordinary and innovative vision that transformed European painting and paved the way for avant-garde modernist art movements in the 20th century.”

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden maps out Monet’s career beginning in the late nineteenth century during his involvement with the Impressionist group of French painters. Monet’s 1872 painting Impression, Sunrise gave the movement its name and encapsulates its insistence on the primacy of immediate visual perception. The Impressionists cast off historical subject matter and turned to the world around them. Their art gave expression to modern life in France, a country rapidly altered by industrialization and urbanization in their time.

“This sensation of an ever-changing world reverberates through Monet’s art. Together with the other Impressionists, Monet spearheaded a radically new approach to painting,” says Ian M. Thom, Senior Curator–Historical. “In Monet’s art, technical innovations arose from the desire to find a means of expressing his individual perceptions of the world; and above all it was the experience of nature that was the driving catalyst of his painting.”

Claude Monet’s Secret Garden also surveys the diversity of subjects in his art, from the portrayal of modern life in his early figure studies to the inventive treatment of light in his scenes of the Parisian countryside and views of the River Thames. These works attest to Monet’s dedicated experimentation and novel approach to painting, which sought to capture the fleeting appearances and colours conjured by variable light with unique sensitivity.

Today's News

August 17, 2017

Exhibition highlights a major body of paintings by Monet produced in Giverny

Exhibition focuses on artists who lived in Düsseldorf and worked together during the 1970s

Exhibition at Leopold Museum focuses on depictions of women as well as on works created by female artists

Exhibition presents a history of the Cobra movement

Display showcases the Heide Museum of Modern Art's rich collection of works by various members of the Boyd dynasty

Art and craft meet in experimental textiles by international artists

ICA Miami unveils inaugural program of its new permanent home, opening December 1, 2017

'Faraway Focus Photographers Go Travelling' on view at the Berlinische Galeri

A new book celebrates the neglected work of 19th-century social realist painter Frederick Walker

Crossroads art fair relaunches in London the week before Frieze

Experience the Norse mythology story of Ragnarök at the Fine Arts Center

Racine Art Museum expanding the definition of what a vessel could be

In 2018, Art Paris Art Fair will bring together 140 galleries from some twenty different countries

"No to the Invasion: Breakdowns and Side Effects" presented by the Center for Curatorial Studies

Exhibition at the Crow Collection exhibition displays art from the Edo period

The Center for Maine Contemporary Art announces summer 2017 exhibitions

Customs House Museum opens 'Women Painting Women' traveling exhibition

The Lázaro Galdiano Museum announces 'Witches', an exhibition by Mexican artist Denise De La Rue

Annual celebration of the River Thames returns with a creative and diverse programme

Vienna Art Week to be held between 13 and 19 November

Artists participating in Estonian Photographic Art Fair 2017

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- The Mummy poised to reclaim its title as the world's most expensive film poster

2.- Money museum showcases 1943 Cent valued at $1 million

3.- Is Robin Cunningham the Mysterious and Unknown Grafitti Artist Banksy?

4.- Freeman's autumn jewelry auction set to dazzle

5.- Phoenix Art Museum presents never-before-seen artifacts from Teotihuacan

6.- Sotheby's breaks auction record for any bottle of wine twice in one sale

7.- Buyer of shredded Banksy work goes through with deal

8.- The Frick Pittsburgh opens a major exhibition of works by Isabelle de Borchgrave

9.- Prime Minister Mark Rutte gives a history lesson in the Rijksmuseum

10.- Paris finds spot for controversial Jeff Koons tribute

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful