Musée Marmottan Monet

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MUSÉE MARMOTTAN MONET

Musée Marmottan Monet is located at 2, rue Louis Boilly in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. It features a collection of over three hundred Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works by Claude Monet. This museum showcases the world’s largest collection of works by impressionist painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) about 100 as well as paintings by Gauguin, Sisley, Pissarro, Renoir, Degas, Manet and Berthe Morisot. It also contains an important collection of French, English, Italian and Flemish illuminations from the 13th to 16th centuries.

 

Places To Discover –

ILLUMINATIONS:

The Marmottan Monet Museum owns the extraordinary set of illuminations assembled by Georges Wildenstein. This prestigious collection, one of the world’s largest, has hundreds of pieces presenting illumination art during the middle Ages and the Renaissance. Most of the collection is dedicated to French and Italian illuminations from the 15th and 16th century. it also includes with French, Italian, English, and Flemish illuminations from the 13th to the 16th century. This collection presents some of the craft’s most beautiful pieces.

FIRST EMPIRE:

The greater part of this collection is dedicated to First Empire pieces for which Paul Marmottan had both an erudite and a collector’s passion. It was completed by the collection he inherited from his father in 1883 who was more interested in art from the High Middle Ages.

His extensive knowledge of the First Empire and considerable financial means allowed Paul Marmottan to bring together an incredible collection spanning a diverse array of mediums from his favorite period: paintings, drawings, engravings, miniatures, medals, sculptures, furniture, bronzes, pieces of porcelain, etc.

CLAUDE MONET:

This collection, presented in a room specially built for this purpose, gives the public the unique opportunity to admire all the significant stages of the master painter’s career and follow the evolution of his technique. Among others the collection holds the pieces painted on the Normand coast: the Trouville beach, Camille, and the movement’s eponymous painting Impression, Sunrise; the Argenteuil pieces: walks or railway bridges; the views of Paris: the Tuileries, the Saint-Lazare station; the travel memories: the London Parliament, the Charing Cross Bridge; the water lilies, Japanese bridges, and rose alleys that will lead to the Grandes Décorations.

 

CURRENT EXHIBITION:

CAMILLE PISSARRO “THE FIRST OF THE IMPRESSIONISTS”. From February 23 to July 2, 2017.

The Marmottan Monet Museum presents, from 23 February to 2 July 2017, the first monographic exhibition Camille Pissarro organized in Paris for 36 years. Seventy-five of his masterpieces, paintings and tempera, from the world’s largest museums and prestigious private collections, trace the work of Camille Pissarro, from his youth in the Danish West Indies to the great series Urban areas of Paris, Rouen and Le Havre at the end of his life.


UPCOMING EXHIBITION:

MONET COLLECTOR

From 14 September 2017 to 14 January 2018. Claude Monet, the most famous of the Impressionist painters, was also the most secret of their collectors. The masterpieces he has gathered throughout his life constitute however a rare and exceptional ensemble. For the first time, the Musée Marmottan Monet unveils this private passion and organizes, from 14 September 2017 to 14 January 2018, an unpublished exhibition entitled Monet collector.

Opening Times:

Daily: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m
Thursday until 9 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st, and December 25th

Tickets and Price:

Full price: 11 Euros. Reduced price: 6, 50 Euros. Free Access: On production of proof of eligibility: Children under 7 years old, disabled people, journalists, tour guides, members of the Institute de France
Audio-guides: 3 Euros

 

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