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  • Writer's pictureJameson Farn

Monet in Monaco


It will be a summer of art at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo this summer with a vast array of his work on exhibition from July 8th until September 3rd coinciding with the 140th anniversary of Claude Monet’s first visit to both the French Riviera and Monaco with his work on display following his life and career path during his time in the region.


Gathered from around the world, approximately 100 of the French impressionist paintings will be on display throughout the 3000 m2 space.

The works of art on display will blend a mix of timelines and themes, curated by the art historian Marianne Mathieu in order to give visitors a deeper look and understanding of the artist’s work with many of his masterpieces having been shown together at one time.

“Monet’s work is very coherent. From his youth in Le Havre to the last paintings in Giverny, the painter does not try to paint a motif, but rather a moment; Monet does not paint a landscape, but an atmosphere,” Matthieu said of the artist in Bon Vivant Magazine. “On the Riviera, between 1883 and 1888, this means maturity; Monet discovers himself as the painter of the series.”

For this rare exhibition, the paintings on display have been sourced worldwide, with nearly half being on loan from the Musée Marmottan Monet. Others will come from private collections, including that of the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, as well as major international institutions such as the Denver Art Museum, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, the Saint Louis Art Museum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Columbus Museum of Art, the Museum Barberini in Potsdam, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid, the Von der Heydt-Museum in Wuppertal and the Fondation Beyeler in Basel.

Pre-sale tickets are only €7 if purchased before June 30th. After that date, ticket prices are €14. For more information and to book tickets, click here.

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