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Impressionist Art-Monet Exhibitions in 2020 – 2021

For all fans of 19th century French Impressionism art & in particular, the giant of them all – Claude Monet, below is a comprehensive list of Monet exhibitions all over the world in 2020 and 2021.

Impressionist art-Monet Self Portrait
Impressionist Art-Monet painting – Self Portrait [Public Domain]

The Impressionists were the Rebels in the 19th Century Art-World

These painters chose to break away from the European traditional style of painting of their times. Instead they painted outdoors, capturing the changing light and showing how it defined the colors of the moment. They painted with brighter palette of colors and used coarser brushstrokes. Many of them were not appreciated in their life times and some even died penniless.

Exhibition: Monet & Chicago

September 5, 2020 until January 18, 2021
Where: Art Institute of Chicago

This exhibition is celebrating Chicago’s special relationship to the master of Impressionism, Claude Monet (1840-1926).  During Monet’s lifetime, Chicago was one of the first cities in America to recognize Monet’s greatness. Chicago art collectors such as Bertha Honoré Palmer and Martin A. Ryerson bought many of his paintings. Ryerson even traveled to Monet’s house in Giverny in 1920 to buy Monet’s paintings.

In 1903, the Chicago Art Institute was the first American museum to purchase a Claude Monet painting. Today the museum owns 33 paintings and 13 drawings by the artist, boasting the third largest collection of Monet artworks outside of Paris and Boston.

The exhibition “Monet & Chicago” will showcase more than 65 Claude Monet paintings, including some rarely seen still lifes, landscapes and seascapes. The paintings span his long artistic career, starting from his early caricatures made in Le Havre to his later iconic water lilies paintings inspired from his garden in Giverny.

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The Water-Lily Pond (also known as Japanese Bridge) (1900)
The Water-Lily Pond (public domain)

Claude Monet – The Immersive Experience

When: From 30 November 2019 until January 3, 2021
Where: Horta Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

Claude Monet, The Immersive Experience is a  state-of-the-art, digital multimedia exhibition dedicated to the impressionism painter Claude Monet.

In this exhibition, more than three hundred magnificent Claude Monet artworks are projected onto huge walls, ceilings and floors, giving the visitor a feeling that he / she is fully immersed inside the paintings. Throughout the one hour show, you can enjoy the art by standing, sitting, walking around or even lying on the ground.

Accompanying the sound and light show is a beautiful musical composition by the Belgian composer Michelino Bisceglia, further enhancing the multi-sensory experience.

Throughout the exhibition, you will view Monet’s colorful paintings of the places where he lived and also traveled to, such as Normandy, the French Riviera, Venice and the Netherlands

Monet: Questioning Nature

When: 11 July, 2020 until 10 January, 2021
Where: Artizon Museum, Tokyo Japan

The Impressionism giant, Claude Monet, spent over 70 years observing and capturing nature. Landscape painting was what Monet loved the most. He would set up his easel outdoors, observe the light and plein air paint the views around him.

Monet rewrote all the rules of art. He painted with short thick brush strokes in order to capture the ‘impression’ of the subject rather than concentrate on the fine details. He also painted with a vibrant palette of colors.

Claude Monet was a huge lover of nature. Where ever he went, he painted his version of the beautiful world. He painted landscapes from all over Normandy, villages along the River Seine, towns in southern France, his beloved garden in Giverny and even places abroad.

This exhibition pays tribute to the Monet’s rendition of nature. For this exhibition, Monet artworks are on loaned from public and private collections in Japan and the Musee D’Orsay and and Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.  In addition, there will be video installations aiming to provide the visitor with an appreciation of the rich legacy Monet left behind.  

Claude Monet Painting of Etretat, Normandy
Claude Monet Painting of Etretat, Normandy

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