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A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler
A Cultural Compass
For the World Traveler

Monet: Masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan Monet

Claude Monet, Tulip Field in Holland, 1886.

Oct 18, 2023 – Feb 25, 2024
Plaza Cibeles, 1, 28014 Madrid, Spain

In 1874, the first Impressionist exhibition was held at 35 Boulevard des Capucines, in the former studio of the photographer Gasper-Félix Tournachon. Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Camille Pissarro, Alfred Sisley, Paul Cézanne, and of course, Claude Monet, were among the exhibitors. The term Impressionism came from from one of the latter’s plein air landscape paintings—a large, striking work called Impressionism, Sunrise. Following that first show, Monet’s life was fraught. His wife, Camille Doncieux, died of tuberculosis in September 1879 and he worked hard to paint landscapes, seascapes, and portraits to support himself. When he remarried, Monet settled in Giverny and spent the rest of his life traveling—to Venice, London, Bordighera, and the South of France. He died in 1926. This exhibition presents more than 50 masterpieces that Monet particularly cherished, and kept close in his Giverny sanctuary. —Elena Clavarino

Photo: © Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris