Nymphéas — L’abstraction américaine et le dernier Monet

Exhibition

Painting

Nymphéas
L’abstraction américaine et le dernier Monet

Ends in 30 days: April 13 → August 20, 2018

In 1955, Alfred Barr brought one of Monet’s large panels of Water Lilies (W1992) into the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at a time when these great “decorations”, still in the studio in Giverny, were beginning to attract the attention of collectors and museums.

Monet was presented at that time as “a bridge between the naturalism of early Impressionism and the highly developed school of Abstract Art” in New York, with his Water Lilies seen in the context of Pollock’s paintings, such as Autumn Rhythm (number 30), 1950. The reception of these later Monet works resonated with American Abstract Expression then coming into the museum collections. At the same time, the idea of “Abstract Impressionism” was forged.

The exhibition at the Musée de l’Orangerie focuses on this precise moment — when the great decorations of the master of Giverny were rediscovered and the New York School of Abstract Art was recognised — with a selection of some of Monet’s later works and around twenty major paintings by American artists such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Philip Guston, Joan Mitchell, Mark Tobey, Sam Francis, Jean-Paul Riopelle and Ellsworth Kelly.

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Place de la Concorde, Jardin des Tuileries

75001 Paris

T. 01 44 77 80 07

www.musee-orangerie.fr

Concorde

Opening hours

Every day except Tuesday, 9 AM – 6 PM
Fermé le 1er mai, le matin du 14 juillet et le 25 décembre

Admission fee

Full rate €9.00 — Concessions €6,5

Entrée gratuite les premiers dimanches du mois

The artists

  • Philip Guston
  • Sam Francis
  • Claude Monet
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Joan Mitchell
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Morris Louis
  • Mark Tobey
  • Jean Paul Riopelle
  • Mark Rothko

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