In der Barke, 1887 Öl auf Leinwand, 97,5 x 130,5 cm Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Vermächtnis der Princesse Edmond de Polignac, 1947 Foto: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

Claude Monet, ‘On the boat’ (1887), oil on canvas, 97,5 x 130,5 cm
Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Legacy of  Prince Edmond de Polignac, 1947 photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (Musée d’Orsay) / Hervé Lewandowski

To mark their twentieth anniversary, Beyeler  presents one of the most important and best-loved artists: Claude Monet. The exhibition will be a celebration of light and color, illustrating the artistic development of the great French painter from Impressionism to his famous late work. It will feature his Mediterranean landscapes, wild Atlantic coastal scenes, different stretches of the Seine, meadows with wild flowers, haystacks, water lilies, cathedrals, and bridges shrouded in fog.

In his paintings, Monet experimented with changing light and color effects in the course of a day and in different seasons. He succeeded in evoking magical moods through reflections and shadows.

Claude Monet was a great pioneer, who found the key to the secret garden of modern painting, and opened everyone’s eyes to a new way of seeing the world.

The exhibition will bring together sixty-three masterpieces from private collections and renowned museums such as the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, the Pola Museum in Japan, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, and the Art Institute in Chicago.


Baselstrasse 101
CH-4125 Riehen/Basel

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