Monet : Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musée Marmottan
Monet At Giverny celebrates the artist's exploration
of light and color. Claude Monet's
fascination with nature, light and color and the inspiration he found at
his beloved home outside Paris are reflected in the outstanding exhibition
Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan, the first
exhibition of the artist's work to come to Arizona.
Phoenix Art Museum is
the last venue for the exhibition before it returns to France.
Monet at Giverny: Masterpieces from the Musée
Marmottan is a spectacular exhibition of 22 large-scale paintings from between
1903 and 1926 that represent the culmination of his life's work in the study
of light, color and the fleeting, momentary aspects of nature at his
home and gardens at Giverny. In Monet
at Giverny, we see Monet's gardens
not only through his
paintings, but also through archival photographs taken during his lifetime.
Included as well are brilliant color photographs taken by the landscape designer
Elizabeth Murray, who has spent the last several years working at
and photographing the site.
The exhibition is enhanced further by the inclusion
of Phoenix Art Museum's recent gift from Mr. and Mrs. Donald Harrington,
Flowering Arches, Giverny, painted in 1913. It represents one of Monet's
favorite sites at Giverny, a rose arbor nestled against the edge of the lily