Water Lilies. American Abstraction and the Last Monet, exhibition

13/04/2018 - 20/08/2018

A fascinating painting from a great master.

In 1955, Claude Monet's large panel painting, Water Lilies entered the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The famous painter was then viewed as "a bridge between the naturalism of the beginning of Impressionism and the most advanced contemporary school of abstraction" of New York. His Water Lilies were put in perspective alongside paintings by Pollock. The reception of this last Monet resonated with with the museum's interest in Abstract American Expressionism. At the same time the notion of "abstract impressionism" is coined.
This exhibition in Paris focuses on this precise encounter: a rediscovery of Monet's late work and the works of the New York abstract school. This is an opportunity to discover or rediscover some of Monet's late works alongside twenty large paintings  by American artists. 

Musée de l'Orangerie

place de la Concorde
75001 PARIS

01 44 77 80 07

From Friday 13 April to Monday 20 August 2018 :
- From Wednesday to Monday from 09:00 to 18:00

Admission prices :
- Full price : 9 €
- Reduced price : 6.5 €
- Up to 17 years : Free

Métro Concorde