Saturday, October 17, 2009

Monet's Water Lilies at the MoMA

Monet's Water Lilies
September 13, 2009 - April 12, 2010
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), 11 W 53rd Street

Through mid-April 2010 the MoMA is featuring 4 paintings of Monet's later work from its own collection, accompanied by 2 paintings on loans. The characterizing elements of Monet's work are easily appreciated in the exhibit, such as his fascination with transitory perspective and his daring tendencies with color. Ultimately Monet proves that the same subject is perceived drastically differently not only under different lighting scenarios but under different emotional pressures. What we see in Monet's water lilies are not moments in nature but moments in Monet's personal life. Despite the title of the exhibit the featured works display subjects other than his iconic water lilies which consequently make the exhibit worthwhile.

Read more on the Monet exhibit in the KiptonART Online Magazine!
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