OPENING DAY PREVIEW.
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The @museeduluxembourg generally has about two exhibitions per year. Small, well-curated, with fascinating topics, it’s always on my list to see their shows.
This exhibition brings together around a hundred works, including paintings and drawings by Monet, Morisot, Sisley, Pissarro and Renoir, as well as color books, fabric samples, Japanese prints, archival documents and many family photographs.
Here’s an opening day preview!
From March 15 to July 16, 2023
Monet, Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley
The Musée du Luxembourg presents a new exhibition dedicated to Léon Monet (1836-1917) , the forgotten brother of Claude (1840-1926). Both a color chemist, Rouen industrialist and collector, Léon Monet played a decisive role in the artist’s career.
In 1872, when the latter, back in Le Havre, painted Impression, rising sun, Léon founded the Industrial Society of Rouen and decided to provide active support to his brother and his Impressionist friends. These are the beginnings of the constitution of a remarkable collection of modern art.
The energetic portrait that Claude Monet painted of his eldest brother in 1874, a vibrant testimony to the deep affection that united the two brothers, is presented there for the very first time. The exhibition places Léon Monet definitively in Claude’s biography and shows the two brothers’ shared interest in colour.
With the exceptional support of the Musée d’Orsay, the Musée Marmottan Monet and the Académie des beaux-arts, Paris.
Details on the painting I mentioned is my favorite:
“Méditation, Mme Monet au Canapé”
Oil on canvas
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