Monet and Abstraction at the Musée Marmottan in Paris

“Saule Pleurer” by Claude Monet. Image courtesy of the Musée Marmottan Monet.

As his painting style suggests, Claude Monet left a distinct impression on the world of art. As a pioneer of Impressionism, he broke from the past models of his day. Monet and his peers not only strove to visually represent nature but also capture its inner life through color, paint, and brushwork. As a result they sparked a revolutionary movement that would inspire artists in generations to come. The Musée Marmottan Monet’s current exhibit Monet and Abstraction highlights the influence of this master impressionist on the work of selected abstract painters. The collection brings together forty-four Impressionist and abstract masterpieces by artists such as Jackson Pollack, Mark Rothko, Jean-Paul Riopelle, and Maria Elena Vieira da Silva. Stop by anytime from now until September 26. The exhibit may be temporary, but these works of art will leave a lasting impression. For more information, visit the museum’s website.

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