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At Palazzo Reale the new exhibition of the father of Impressionism, Claude Monet

From 18 September to 30 January 2022, the highly anticipated exhibition dedicated to the most important representative of Impressionism, Claude Monet, arrives to inaugurate the autumn season of Palazzo Reale in Milan.

The exhibition

The exhibition is an exhibition path where to welcome the public there will be 53 works by Monet including his Water Lilies (1916-1919), The Parliament. Reflections on the Thames (1905) and Le roses (1925-1926), his last and magical work: an extraordinary loan not only because it brings together some of the spearheads of Monet's artistic production, but also for the enormous difficulty of this period in making the works travel from one country to another.

The chronological path traces the entire artistic parable of the Impressionist Master, read through the works that the artist himself considered fundamental, private, so much so that to keep them jealously in his home in Giverny; works that he himself never wanted to sell and which tell us about the greatest emotions linked to his artistic genius.

The Musée Marmottan Monet – whose story is told in the exhibition – has the most large in the world of works by Monet, the result of a generous donation from Michel, his son, which took place in 1966 to the Parisian museum – which will take the name of “Marmottan Monet”.

From the first works en plein air up to urban landscapes

Divided into 7 sections and curated by Marianne Mathieu – art historian and scientific director of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris – the exhibition thus introduces the discovery of key works of Impressionism and Monet's artistic production on the theme of the reflection of light and its changes in the artist's own work, the alpha and omega of his artistic approach.

Taking into account the entire artistic excursus of the Impressionist Master, starting from the very first works that tell about de The new way of painting en plein air and from small-sized works, we move on to the rural and urban landscapes of London, Paris, Vétheuil, Pourville and his many residences.

It is the world of Monet , with its full-bodied but very delicate brushstrokes and with that sometimes dim and sometimes blinding light that has made famous masterpieces such as On the beach of Trouville (1870), Walk to Argenteuil (1875) and Charing Cross (1899-1901), to name a few.

But not only. Verdant weeping willows, dreamlike avenues of roses and lonely Japanese bridges; monumental water lilies, wisteria with evanescent colors and a nature portrayed in its most elusive moment.


It is possible to buy tickets for the exhibition online.