Water Lilies Live!

Here’s Charlie Finch (sitting on a lily pad?) at the Monet preview last week (Courtesy NY Sun Out and About blog) For the first time since the MoMA expansion, Claude Monet’s water lily paintings will be on view. I remember the huge exhibition (80 pieces) at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts in 1998 that … read more… “Water Lilies Live!”

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Blockbuster artists van Gogh, Renoir, Monet on view in Philadelphia, NYC and Columbus

“Painted With Words: Vincent van Gogh’s Letters to Émile Bernard,” Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY. through Jan. 6. To complement the letters, more than twenty paintings, drawings, and watercolors by van Gogh and Bernard are on view. These works document their exchange of ideas—among them are paintings and drawings discussed and sketched by … read more… “Blockbuster artists van Gogh, Renoir, Monet on view in Philadelphia, NYC and Columbus”

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Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute

Ken Johnson in the Boston Globe: “For Monet, the drawing problem was twofold. Practically, his drawing skills were not up to academic standards. And he was temperamentally disinclined to submit to the conservative authority of academic rules and regulations. So even if it is true that Monet continued to draw through his career, what is … read more… “Claude Monet’s unknown drawings and sketches at the Clark Art Institute”

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