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Curator's Introduction | The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture

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Richard Thomson, exhibition curator and Watson Gordon Professor of Fine Art at the University of Edinburgh, introduces 'The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture'. The Credit Suisse Exhibition: Monet & Architecture 9 April - 29 July 2018 Sainsbury Wing Find out more: http://bit.ly/2zyW0jV There's never been a single exhibition looking at Monet's career through the buildings he painted: in Normandy, in Rouen, in Paris, London, and Venice. From buildings in villages and by the coast, to some of Europe's most famous monuments, Monet painted the architecture of his time – modern, historic, simple and grand. This is a new way of looking at Monet's work. It shows how he used architecture to create his compositions, both in his most famous paintings and lesser-known works. Book now to see more than 75 paintings by Monet, together for the very first time. Members go free: http://bit.ly/2zyW0jV Subscribe to be the first to know about all our new videos: http://bit.ly/1HrNTFd
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Worthy exhibition, I surmise... but i do find that we merely interact with the obligatory artists under different project titles... whether it be klee and various other european artists enmeshed within political connotations or such as this man juxtaposed with the theme of architecture... Would it be too much to request other less well defined artists of the past as future points of reference to study? it would be an easy jump from this subject to the notions of the dandy/flaneur....
gavin Reid (3 days ago)
JONATHAN SUTCLIFFE the galleries, such as the National Gallery, need the revenue and publicity from blockbuster shows. These exhibitions require major artists that the public are familiar with. This Monet exhibition is also a rear opportunity to see so many of his works together.

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