February 6, 2018

Claude Monet @ Detroit Institute of Arts - Monet: Framing Life

Monet: Framing Life
DIA - Detroit Institute of Arts
Through March 4, 2018

Claude Monet
“Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs),” 1876 
Oil on canvas 
Detroit Institute of Arts

“Monet: Framing Life” is an intimate exhibition focusing on an important painting in the DIA collection—Claude Monet’s “Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs)” from 1876, formerly known as “Gladioli” and recently retitled based on new research. Claude Monet created this work while living in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878, an especially productive time. It was there that he met and worked beside fellow avant-garde painters that formed the group now known as the Impressionists.

Pierre-Auguste Renoir
“Claude Monet,” 1872 
Oil on canvas 
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. 
Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon, 1985.64.35

This exhibition brings the DIA’s painting together with 10 other Argenteuil paintings by Monet and fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir—including seven major loans from the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. In doing so, the exhibition presents a more comprehensive story about the creation of “Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs)” and how it fits into Monet’s body of work, as well as the history of Impressionism more broadly.

A catalog accompanies the exhibition.

This exhibition has been organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts and made possible by the Bonnie Ann Larson Modern European Master Series.

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