The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Claude Monet’s “Mill at Limetz” is tonight’s Art Moment. In this work, the mill of the picture's title is at far right, but half of the composition is devoted to the overhanging trees above the river Epte near the artist's home at Giverny in northern France. Monet creates a dense and near-abstract mosaic of paint with flecks of light and dark green, blue and pink. This picture exemplifies Monet's meticulous and thickly encrusted paint surfaces of the 1880s. This new approach may have been a response to the artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, who developed their highly detailed, or pointillist, style in the 1880s.
Si vous êtes fan du musée d'Orsay, vous adorerez aussi le Musée de l'Orangerie :
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one of the main artists represented in "Painting the Modern Garden" at the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Claude Monet is also in the National Gallery of Canada since today with "Monet: A Bridge to Modernity".
The link to website in English : www.beaux-arts.ca/monet/en
Monet. Un pont vers la modernité - @beaux_arts_ca
Claude Monet (1840–1926), l’un des peintres impressionnistes français…
“Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” Claude Monet
Our latest #ArtWords sheds light and shade on the Impressionist movement
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This is one of two views of the Île aux Fleurs, an island in the Seine near Vétheuil, that Claude Monet painted in the summer of 1880. The other, slightly larger version is in the National Gallery of Art.
Featured Artwork of the Day: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) | Île aux Fleurs near Vétheuil | 1880 http://met.org/1NfLWf3
Kimbell Art Museum
It’s a Monet type of day. Come see any of the four Monet paintings currently on view, including the Bass collection's "The Gare Saint-Lazare, Exterior View,” left on loan in the Kahn Building’s north gallery.
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
Happy first day of spring! It's snowing in New York, but we're picturing Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny. The artist frequently painted outdoors, drawing endless inspiration from the plants, trees, and pond on his property. These gardens were the great extravagance of his final years, and their upkeep required the services of six full-time gardeners.http://bit.ly/1ExOOfb
[Claude Monet. "Agapanthus." 1914-26]
National Gallery of Art
Let’s turn Facebook green in honor of St. Patrick’s Day! Share your favorite work of art featuring the color green in the comments below.
Claude Monet, "The Japanese Footbridge," 1899, oil on canvashttp://1.usa.gov/1wM3qYb
In 1918, the day after the Armistice was signed, Monet promised a group of paintings to the French nation as a 'monument to peace'. We are now displaying a selection of Monet's Giverny pictures from our collection, shown together for the first time in 17 years:http://bit.ly/1xtTAwy
Claude Monet, La pie (1868-1869)⋯⋯
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
Happy birthday to Claude Monet, born today in 1840! Listen to a Verbal Description of his 1908 painting "The Palazzo Ducale, Seen from San Giorgio Maggiore" on view now in our Thannhauser Collection:http://gu.gg/Eh83O
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Happy birthday to Claude Monet, born on this day in 1840. Learn about the artist and view a slideshow of his works: http://met.org/1vaJvTz
Featured Artwork of the Day: Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) | The Houses of Parliament (Effect of Fog) | 1903-1904http://met.org/1sSKYXm
MoMA The Museum of Modern Art
Claude Monet, born today in 1840, painted "Water Lilies" in the last decade of his life. Do you remember the first time you saw one of Monet's "Water Lilies" paintings? http://bit.ly/1tR5Yyc
[Claude Monet. "Water Lilies." 1914-26. Photograph by John Wronn]
Visit Room 43 to see our collection of Monet's Giverny pictures:http://ow.ly/DnG9D
In this 1907 painting 'Water-Lilies, Setting Sun' French Impressionist artist Claude Monet beautifully captured light shimmering on the surface of the pond, and the reflection of a weeping willow over which water-lilies float.
Claude Monet (French, 1840–1926) | Bouquet of Sunflowers | 1881http://met.org/1GzgVhf
Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist名園記: Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insight From the Painter's Garden
Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist by Sylvie Patin 的台灣版本:《莫內:補捉光與色彩的瞬間》台北:時報1995 雖然譯者是中國的 有些用詞不容易懂:"馬拉美夫人受了氣"...此書還是很好的入門書: 中文的副標題可能出自莫伯桑的傳記之說法.英文版書名的 Ultimate雙關: 一指他是印象派最後的大師. 又指其品質很好.
Thursday, 31 May 2012
Review: Monet, the Ultimate Impressionist by Sylvie Patin
In 1874 Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrisecaused uproar among the critics and a revolution in painting. His inventiveness was inexhaustible: with the Haystacks, Poplars and, finally, the enchanting Water-lilies of Giverny, Monet captured light in all its fleeting qualities.
At last, almost blind – 'I fear the dark more than death' – he feverishly produced near-abstract landscapes of water and reflection, a vision of nature that paved the way for the art of our own times.
Including hundreds of beautiful reproductions and contemporary illustrations,comprehensive text, documentary witness accounts and letters, Monet: The Ultimate Impressionist, a pocket-sized book, is perfect both for the lover of Monet and of the history of Impressionism.
Sylvie Patin worked at the Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l'Orangerie before being appointed curator of paintings at the Musée d'Orsay. (via nationalgallery.co.uk)
Though I know very little about it, art has intrigued me for the past few years and impressionism, in particular, has really captured my interest. So, as I have a few months to go until my next university course kicks off, now seems like the perfect time to begin learning a little more about this form of creative expression.
After recently taking an audio tour around the National Gallery and finding myself admiring Monet's work more than most others, this book caught my eye in the giftshop. Unlike many art books that I've seen, this one, published by Thames and Hudson, comes as a compact paperback, making it easy to lug around outside the house without being too much of a nuisance. It's filled with full colour images and plenty of commentary, tracing Monet's life through various sources of direct evidence including the art, various letters, and a transaction log book kept by the artist himself.
Though the book is relatively short (175 pages, many of which are illustrated), there is a wealth of information about Monet's life and everything is unveiled in chronological order. I can't share everything that fascinated me (I would probably end up listing everything in the book!), but here are a few tidbits.
It was enlightening to find out how much Monet struggled during his career. He was frequently rejected by exhibition organisers, critics often mocked his work, and he was forced to sell his paintings for prices lower than their worth just to have money to live on.
He formed very deep friendships and support systems with fellow impressionists such as Manet, Renoir, and Pissarro. He even appealed to Manet for monetary loans quite frequently, and of course he obliged, though Monet always paid him back. Vincent Van Gogh's brother, Théo, even bought some of Monet's work and had them exhibited.
The back pages of the book include various documents written by Monet, his friends, critics, and admirers. Here's a fraction of a letter that Vincent Van Gogh sent to H.M. Levens in admiration:
"There are many things to see here .... In Antwerp, I never even knew what the Impressionists were; now I have seen them, and although I am not yet one of their club, I am a great admirer of some of their paintings ... [notably] a landscape by Claude Monet." (Paris, summer or autumn 1886)
I also think my understanding of how to read a painting has improved. From what I gather, the most important thing to observe is the composition, for example the lighting, shadows, and the use of colour. But all you art lovers in-the-know can tell me if I’m right or wrong there!
Still, the book wasn't perfect. The compact size compromises the quality of the prints, and so it makes it slightly more difficult to appreciate what the author is trying to convey. Also, the pages are cluttered with information. There are notes explaining each of the illustrations alongside the more detailed main paragraphs, where perhaps readers might just benefit from the name of the piece and a reference to a footnote at the back of the book.
Altogether, though, I found this a very informative and enjoyable read. If you're looking for a good pocket-sized book to learn more about Monet, then this would be a good choice. However, if you'd prefer to something with more high quality prints, I would suggest something published by Taschen. I have several art books by Taschen, and though I haven't read them in great detail, they can be very affordable options (an A3 hardcover can be as little as £8.99, while this Thames and Hudson A5 paperback was £7.95).
Rating: 3.5 / 5
Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insight From the Painter's Garden by Elizabeth Murray, San Fracisco: Pomegrante Artbooks, 1989 我
A Stroll Through Wyeth's Giverny
By LAURA M. HOLSON
The Maine farmhouse made famous by Andrew Wyeth in "Christina's World" is open to visitors for wandering and wondering.
Finding Solitude at Monet's Gardens
By ALEXANDER LOBRANO
A new hotel has made it easier to avoid crowds at the artist's home and gardens in Giverny, a short trip from Paris.
春天來臨，經過一冬的修整生息，法國眾多旅遊地點 花園、城堡都陸續開園，展開了新一年的觀光季。坐落在巴黎西北吉維尼小鎮的吉維尼花園（也稱莫奈花園），日前也打開了大門，迎來各方遊客。這裡曾是印象派大師莫奈的家，他在這裡生活工作了43年，作為園藝愛好者，他還親手設計、打理自己的花園，令它成為自己藝術創作的主要靈感來源地，創作了其最著名的作品 睡蓮系列。
World's most artistic garden? Claude Monet, one of the founders of the French Impressionist painting movement, bought a house and land in the village of Giverny in 1890 and set about establishing the gardens that were to provide inspiration for his art.
The often-painted garden is famous for its water lilies, ponds and bridge and is a popular destination for art tours.
giverny.org or www.avalonwaterways.com
Le musée de l'Orangerie ... après la fermeture.
Quelle chance, je suis tellement jalouse car en général j'aime n'avoir personne sur mes photos et autant dire qu'à L'Orangerie c'est mission impossible !
Paris's Jewel-like Orangerie, Home to Monet's Waterlilies, Reopens, Polished and Renovated
Ed Alcock for The New York Times
While the Orangerie museum was rebuilt around them for six years, Monet's waterlily paintings, too large to move, had to remain in place in the oval rooms built for them in 1927.
Published: May 16, 2006
PARIS, May 14 — Over the last six years, as the Musée de l'Orangerie underwent a $36 million renovation and expansion, its most valued treasure, the eight tranquil paintings of Monet's large-format waterlily series, remained trapped inside a noisy and muddy building site.
Ed Alcock for The New York Times
The waterlilies at the Orangerie are some of Monet's most abstract.
There was no alternative. While the museum's Walter-Guillaume collection of Impressionist paintings traveled the world, the waterlilies could not be detached from the walls where they were installed in 1927, one year after Monet's death. Construction — and demolition — had to take place around them.
To protect the paintings from water, heat, dust and vibrations, they were sealed inside reinforced boxes, each attached to an alarm system. Even so, "On one or two occasions, because of vibrations, the waterlilies began screaming, and the workers had to drop tools," noted Olivier Brochet, the project's chief architect,
With the work completed this month, curators were at last able to relax: the "Nymphéas," as the paintings are known here, emerged no worse for the wear. And on Wednesday, a good four years behind schedule, this museum on the western edge of the Tuileries gardens reopens to the public.
At first glance, the Orangerie, standing across from the Musée du Jeu de Paume, its near-identical twin, looks largely unchanged. Yet, not for the first time, it has undergone a radical makeover, notably the addition of underground galleries for the Walter-Guillaume collection.
Built in 1852 to house an orange grove, with a glass facade facing south across the Seine, the Orangerie was used to billet soldiers on leave from the trenches during World War I. After the armistice of Nov. 11, 1918, the French prime minister, Georges Clemenceau, invited his friend Claude Monet to display his large-format nymphéas there.
Monet had been working on them since 1914 in a spacious studio added onto his Normandy home in Giverny. And he would continue painting these vast canvases until his death at 86. The following year, 1927, eight were finally installed in two specially designed oval-shaped rooms in the Orangerie.
Waterlilies dominated the last 30 years of Monet's life.
"These landscapes of water and reflection have become an obsession for me," he wrote to a friend in 1909. "It is beyond my strength as an old man, and yet I want to render what I feel." In total, he painted some 250 oils of the vegetation in and around the Japanese-style lagoon at Giverny.
They are to be found in major museums around the world, as well as at the Musée d'Orsay and, prominently, at the Musée Marmottan-Monet, both in Paris. Yet the Orangerie series is unique, not least because of its size: each painting is two meters, or six and a half feet, tall. If lined up side by side, the works would measure 91 meters, or 298.5 feet, in width. They are also conceived so that the four in one gallery represent sunrise, and the four in the other evoke dusk.
Most striking, though, is how these paintings, particularly those of dusk, come close to abstraction: it is as if this master of Impressionism had chosen to leap beyond post-Impressionism, Fauvism, Cubism and other new movements and prepare the way forJackson Pollock and Mark Rothko more than two decades later.
After World War II, Monet was himself somewhat out of vogue. And in the 1960's, when Juliette Walter sold the collection of her first husband, Paul Guillaume, to the French state, no one thought it odd to alter the Orangerie to accommodate those 144 paintings. Twice married and twice widowed, Mrs. Walter also named the collection after her second husband, Jean Walter.
It was at this point that the 328-foot-long rectangular Orangerie was given a second floor, one that blocked the natural lighting intended for the nymphéas. For a while, at least, the newly arrived works by Renoir, Cézanne, Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, André Derain and Chaim Soutine became the stars of the museum.
Today, however, with Monet one of the art world's biggest draws, the new renovation was aimed at restoring the museum to the way he had imagined it. The second floor was demolished so that once again the nymphéas enjoy natural light, which, with the changing weather, seasons and hours of the day, constantly alters their mood.
Mr. Brochet, the architect, said unexpected problems arose because, despite the Orangerie's elegant neo-Classical exterior, it was in fact constructed shoddily. "It was thrown up quickly, without proper foundations," he said. "I have just been in Shanghai. They would have torn it down and rebuilt it properly. But that would not be possible here."
A fresh complication was posed by the discovery of remnants of a 16th-century city wall in the area assigned to the new Walter-Guillaume galleries. This led to a prolonged bureaucratic squabble over how the wall should be treated: in the end, a 30-foot section has been preserved and is now incorporated into the design.
In these new galleries, natural light floods a wide corridor where oils by Renoir and Cézanne are given pride of place. Other rooms are devoted to more modern masters like Picasso and Matisse. The museum's collection of works by Soutine is arguably the best in Paris.
Still, for all the extra space gained, what perhaps matters most is that the Orangerie is once again a shrine to Monet and his beloved waterlilies: anyone lucky enough to be alone with the nymphéas is invited to meditate, perchance to dream.
Musée de l'Orangerie 的相片。
Un "instant de plénitude" offert par le Musée de l'Orangerie avec les Nymphéas de Claude Monet.
1. 年復一年，他的視力更加惡化2. 左眼很嚴重3. 非動手術不可
4. 莫內，瞎了5. ８３歲的時候6. 兩睛接連動了手術
7. 漫長復原期隨後而至 8. 他必須戴上彩色鏡片
9. 無論遠近10. 戴這些眼鏡我都不能看
11. 被扭屈的生存和事實12. 被誇大的顏色
13. 絕對會讓我發瘋14. 如果大自然一直都得像現在這樣
15. 我寧願瞎， 保留我記憶中的美
Luisium Castle Garden: Dessau, Germany
Two and a half centuries of beauty.
“I was deeply moved as we strolled through the lakes, canals and woods by how the gods have allowed the Prince to create a dream around himself.” That's how Johann Wolfgang von Goethe described this place in 1778.
Now known as the Garden Kingdom Dessau-Woerlitz in Germany, it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
The Snake House, so called because of the shape of its gutters, was a retreat for Louise, the wife of Prince Franz of Anhalt-Dessau.
The Royal Botanic Gardens: London
A piece of the tropics in London.
On a bend of the Thames at Kew in southwest London, the Royal Botanic Gardens was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2003, acknowledging its contributions to botanical and environmental science since 1759.
The Temperate House is the world’s largest surviving Victorian glass structure. An iron-framed greenhouse dating from the 19th century, it was to become a model for conservatories around the world.
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Kenrokuen: Kanazawa, Japan
Cherry blossoms, bridges, streams. Nothing not to like.
Kenrokuen is considered to be one of Japan's "three most beautiful landscape gardens.”
It was formerly the outer garden of Kanazawa Castle. From the 1620s to 1840s, various rulers added waterfalls, a teahouse, winding paths, streams and bridges.
The garden was opened to the public in the 1870s.
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