Major Exhibition In France: Claude Monet’s Work At The Grand Palais In Paris

17 Dec

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The first major exhibition in France of Claude Monet’s work in over 30 years takes place at the Grand Palais in Paris since September 22, 2010 and ends on January 24, 2011.

This showcase event traces the 19th century painter’s long career, starting with his early landscapes in Normandy and the Paris region from the 1870s through to the iconic and well known depictions of his garden and ponds (see painting above) in Giverny.

Not only is the exhibition itself one not to be missed by anyone with a passion for Claude Monet’s art, or impressionist art in general, but the setting in the Grand Palais will provide a wonderful ambiance. Built for the Universal Exhibition in 1900, the Grand Palais covers some 775,000 square feet in the form of an H and its glass roof is recognisable from a long distance, the biggest in Europe.

So, just in case you have not thought about where to spend your time in-between years, now you might know: Christmas in Zurich and New Years Eve in Paris.

Exhibition opening times:

Fridays – Mondays: 9 am to 10 pm,
Wednesdays 10 am – 10 pm,
Thursdays 10 am – 8 pm
Last access – 45 minutes before closing
24 & 31 December 2010 – the exhibition closes at 6 pm
The exhibition is closed on Tuesdays, and on 25 December 2010


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4 Responses to “Major Exhibition In France: Claude Monet’s Work At The Grand Palais In Paris”

  1. mapsflaps December 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm #

    The picture above isn’t by Monet. Without doubt it’s Seurat. I am pretty much sure about that.

  2. Hamlet Hamster December 21, 2010 at 5:07 am #

    Hi maps, as you know I am pretty far away from correcting you but in this case I cannot help doing so. It’s a famous painting showing Monet’s garden pond at his place in Giverny.

  3. Konstantin Neven DuMont December 21, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    If you don’t mind: the name of the artist who created the painting above is Alexej von Jawlensky. Being bounded to bed due to serious illness he explained Gene Roddenberry what his intentions were so that Roddenberry could draw it down as instructed. In 1939, both became close friends. However, as Jawlensky stated, he couldn’t remember having told Gene to go for suchy largy large large ears.

    • Hamlet Hamster December 22, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

      Again: it’s a Monet’s painting.

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