Photo: Claude Monet (1840-1926), Blauweregen, 1917-1920, olieverf op doek, 150,5 x 200,5 cm, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Monet - The Garden Paintings

12 Oct - 2 Feb, The Hague

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Claude Monet, the master of Impressionism, may have painted his best works in his own gardens in the French village of Giverny. He created a huge flower garden, as well as a landscape garden with a pond. The red bridge, the reflection of willow branches and clouds in the water, and the waterlilies on the surface of the water inspired Monet to paint intense and colorful works. His Waterlilies series is world-famous.

  • As many as 40 international top works by Monet on display together in Holland.
  • Enjoy the dreamy painting Wisteria, which is the highlight of the exhibition.
  • Explore the interaction of reflections, transparency, and lilies on the water.

40 international top paintings

Monet’s famous ‘gardens’ have never been brought together in Holland in this way before. The last big Monet exhibitions were held in 1986 at the Van Gogh Museum and 1952 at the Kunstmuseum. His ‘gardens’ had a major impact on other artists, including Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock. Monet - The Garden Paintings will feature as many as forty international top paintings. Wisteria from the Kunstmuseum’s own collection will be the star of the exhibition.

Wisteria’s surprising restoration

While preparing for the exhibition in The Hague, the conservator encountered a big surprise. Underneath the current image is another painting featuring waterlilies! Wisteria was already an extraordinary painting since there are only seven known Monet paintings with this theme. It is even more special knowing that there are waterlilies underneath the painting.

Practical information

Online tickets for the exhibition are available starting 1 October 2019.

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Paleis Hotel

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