Some of Monet’s best-known works are coming to Australia for the first time, including a collection of big water lily paintings and the garden motifs that became his trademark later in life.
This might be a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the French impressionist master’s best works in Melbourne. See why Monet is considered to be the grand master of impressionism and why his works are among the most highly regarded and most well-loved in the art world.
The exhibit will also feature early photographs of Monet and of his garden. Visitors will be able to get a glimpse of the man behind the artist and get to know him in his early years.
The main exhibition, which will feature around 50 paintings from the Musee Marmottan Monet, as well as Monet’s masterpieces owned by various private collections and some of the world’s top museums, will be presented in two sections.
The first part will feature the paintings that Monet created when the garden was still being constructed, including the Parliament; the Reflections on the Thames, which was done in 1900; and the Field of Yellow Irises at Giverny, done in 1887.
The next part will feature paintings from the latter part of Monet’s life up to 1926.
In short, the exhibit will not only feature Monet’s best works, but it will also allow you to get a glimpse of his garden as the artist envisioned it and how he saw it. Visitors will also be able to see every aspect of the world-famous garden, including depictions of various flowers, of the weeping willow, and of the Japanese footbridge.