Monet’s other loves
Toward the end of his career cataracts clouded Claude Monet
’s eyesight, a condition that plagued him until the end of his life.
But this did not prevent him from incisively and empathically following the work of his peers. Unlike other artists, who have eyes only for their own work, Monet was passionate about the painting of his time, and became an accomplished collector.
Starting out with gifts and friendly
exchanges with his friends – Renoir, Manet, Rodin – when his own paintings began to sell, vastly improving his precarious financial situation, he began to indulge his other passion. The collection he assembled in relative secrecy is now reunited for the very first time.
Following in-depth research as to the whereabouts of these acquisitions, the Musée Marmottan Monet
reveals Monet’s hidden passion in a moving exhibition of paintings, drawings, and sculptures by the likes of Delacroix, Corot, Boudin, Jongkind, Manet, Renoir, Caillebotte, Cezanne, Morisot, Pissarro, Rodin, and Signac, revealing the master’s sharp eye and heartfelt admiration for his artist friends and peers.
Until 14 janvier 2018
Musée Marmottan Monet
2, rue Louis Bouilly, Paris 16e (01 44 96 50 33)www.marmottan.frTo read in Paris Worldwide