ongoing until January 28, 2018
Complesso del Vittoriano – via di San Pietro in Carcere (Ala Brasini). Opening hours: Monday-Thursday from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:00 pm, Sunday from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm. Full price ticket € 15, reduced price ticket € 13, children aged 4-11 € 7 (audioguide included)
Tel. 06 8715111 | www.ilvittoriano.com
From October 19 until January 28, the Vittoriano monumental complex will pay host to a world-class exhibition devoted to Oscar-Claude Monet, the founder of French Impressionist painting. The exhibition, curated by Marianne Mathieu, presents a selection of 60 paintings originally found in the artist’s home in Giverny and today part of the collection of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.
From the early works, the famous mid-19th century caricatures through the rural and urban landscapes of London, Paris, Vétheuil, Pourville, the portraits of children, from the canvases dedicated to the lovely flowers of his garden (roses, wisterias, agapanthuses) to the disturbing modernity of the weeping willows, from the rose arches and the Japanese bridge to the monumental water lilies and wisterias, the display will cover the many facets of his incredible work, including famous paintings such as Portrait de Michel Monet bébé (1878), Nymphéas (1916-1919), Les Roses (1925-1926), Londres. Le Parlement. Reflets sur la Tamise (1905).
Oscar-Claude Monet (Paris, 14 November 1840 – Giverny, 5 December 1926) is the most consistent and prolific practitioner of the Impressionism movement’s philosophy of expressing one’s perceptions before nature, especially as applied to plein-air landscape painting. The term “Impressionism” is derived from the title of his painting Impression, soleil levant (Impression, Sunrise), which was exhibited in 1874 in the first of the independent exhibitions mounted by Monet and his associates as an alternative to the Salon de Paris.