Monet, Monet, Monet...
...Ain't it funny? It's a rich man's world...
Do you now have the ABBA song Money, Money, Money going through your head? Sorry about that, but welcome to my brain since yesterday when I purchased tickets to Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature. This exhibition opens October 21st at the Denver Art Museum, and, if the following phrases from their press release give you the impression (pun intended) that this is a big deal, well, it is!
"...most comprehensive U.S. exhibition of Monet paintings in more than two decades."
"Drawn from major institutions and collections from across the globe..."
"... landmark exhibition, which will fill three galleries totaling about 20,000 square feet"
What's more, the DAM is the only US stop for the exhibit! Get your show tickets and/or plane tickets now because it ends February 2, 2020. Don't even wish for an extension of this date as it has to be packed and shipped in time for it's opening at Museum Barberini in Potsdam, Germany— who has posted some interesting videos from curators and scholars—on February 22, 2020.
Come to the show to see how Monet created nature paintings, not for depicting the landscape itself but to capture how it responded to the ever-changing light and atmosphere. And how this led him to paint on multiple canvases at once and focus on particular subjects. Read more about the show here and we hope to see you in Denver!