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Admirers of Impressionism will love the exposition now showing at the Marmottan Monet Museum in Paris until 18 January 2015, “Monet’s Impression, Sunrise. The biography of a painting.” It not only reveals many fascinating aspects of that iconic painting’s trajectory as one of the most recognized paintings in history, which also gave birth to the name of the movement, it also brings to life the excitement of the artistic ferment of that era. You will learn, for example, where and at exactly what time and date Monet painted the masterpiece. You will also learn about the characters who acquired it, and the milieu in which they lived. I experienced the exposition (twice) like a trip to that era, and an opportunity to experience its bubbling creativity. The exposition evinces the impact of Delacroix, Turner, Courbet, Manet, Boudin and Jongkind on the art of Claude Monet, in a clear and coherent manner. The ensemble of compellingly interesting and relevant works assembled for this exposition by its curator, Marianne Mathieu, is a key element of this exposition’s remarkable success.

 

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