To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Fondation Beyeler is presenting one of the most important and best-loved artists: Claude Monet. The exhibition will be a celebration of light and color, illustrating the artistic development of the great French painter from Impressionism to his famous late work. It will feature his Mediterranean landscapes, wild Atlantic coastal scenes, different stretches of the Seine, meadows with wild fl owers haystacks, water lilies, cathedrals, and bridges shrouded in fog. In his paintings, Monet experimented with changing light and color effects in the course of a day and in different seasons. He succeeded in evoking magical moods through refl ections and shadows.
Claude Monet was a great pioneer, who found the key to the secret garden of modern painting, and opened everyone’s eyes to a new way of seeing the world.
This Monet exhibition will bring together fifty masterpieces from private collections and renowned museums such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Pola Museum in Japan, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago.
WHERE Fondation Beyeler / Baselstrasse 101 / Riehen / Switzerland
WHEN January 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017
featured image: Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1916-1919, Water-Lilies, Oil on canvas, 200 x 180 cm, Fondation Beyeler, Riehen/Basel, Beyeler Collection, Photo: Robert Bayer