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Monet & Architecture

9 April – 29 July 2018

Sainsbury Wing

Early-bird tickets are on sale now for £17

The first purely Monet exhibition to be staged in the UK for almost twenty years

Spanning the artist’s long career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912, this exhibition offers a completely new angle on one of the greatest painters of all time.

Featuring more than seventy-five paintings by Monet, this innovative exhibition spans his long career from its beginnings in the mid-1860s to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912. As a daring young artist, he exhibited in the Impressionist shows and displayed canvases of the bridges and buildings of Paris and its suburbs. Much later as an elderly man, he depicted the renowned architecture of Venice and London, reflecting them back to us through his exceptional vision.   

More than a quarter of the paintings in 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture' come from private collections around the world; works little-known and rarely exhibited.

Buildings played substantial, diverse, and unexpected roles in Monet’s pictures. They serve as records of locations, identifying a village by its church ('The Church at Varengeville, Morning Effect', 1882, Collection of John and Toni Bloomberg. Promised gift to The San Diego Museum of Art.), or a city such as Venice ('The Doge’s Palace', 1908, Brooklyn Museum, Gift of A. Augustus Healy 20.634), or London ('Cleopatra’s Needle and Charing Cross Bridge', about 1899–1901, 
Eyles Family courtesy of Halcyon Gallery) by its celebrated monuments.