Monet. Beyond Impressionism
Ordrupgaard is proud to present its major autumn exhibition featuring one of the greatest figures in art history – Claude Monet.
The exhibition will be the first in Denmark to accentuate the legendary series paintings with famous motifs as the city’s bridges and cathedrals, the water lilies of the artist’s garden and the yellow haystacks. It was specifically with The Series Paintings that Monet pioneered his fellow impressionists to work with more abstract motifs.
The World’s most famous artist
Claude Monet’s (1840-1926) timeless motifs still captivate people more than a century after they were created, to such an extent that today, Monet is the world’s most famous artist. So it is something of a sensation that, with Monet. Beyond impressionism, Ordrupgaard can offer the Danish public an opportunity to experience the artist’s legendary series of paintings at close hand for the first time.
A unique opportunity
The exhibition will feature a galaxy of the artist’s most celebrated works, on loan from prominent museums such as The Metropolitan and MoMA in New York, the National Gallery in London, the Musée d’Orsay in Paris and the National Gallery of Australia. The exhibition will provide a unique opportunity to get up close to masterpieces that are usually seen only in major art cities such as Paris, New York and London.
Monet. Beyond impressionism will display some of Monet’s most iconic works, including his portrayals of haystacks, the bridges of London, Rouen cathedral and the water lilies from the artist’s garden in Giverny – veritable orgies of light and colour, painted with great intensity.
Monet – a radical innovater in painting
With Monet. Beyond impressionism, Ordrupgaard is focusing on the legendary picture series that formed a recurring theme in the artist’s impressive career, and which led him on a journey of evolution from impressionism towards the freer use of form and colour in modern art.
The exhibition follows Monet from his first tentative steps into serial painting with the landscape paintings of the Seine Valley and the coasts of Normandy and Brittany, to the haystacks, poplars and cathedrals of the 1890s, and finally to the culmination in the magnificent water lily pictures painted in the new century.
The exhibition is the story of how Monet, with his serial and increasingly abstract art, renewed painting and undertook a formal quant
Extended opening hours and tickets online
With Ordrupgaard expects a great interest in the exhibition, Monet. Beyond impressionism. Accordingly, the Museum’s opening hours are extended throughout the exhibition period. The Museum will be open Tuesday -Sunday 11-18 , and Wednesday 11-21 .
To avoid standing in line, you now have the opportunity to buy your ticket online. Buy tickets here
August 24, 2016 - December 4, 2016