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Description of Pictures: Reflections on Monet
Through January 21, 2018
Visitors to The San Diego Museum of Art will have the special opportunity to experience the beauty and power of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting Le Bassin de Nympheas. During the last two decades of his life, Monet created approximately 250 studies of the lily pond in his garden at Giverny, at different times of the day and in various weather conditions. Often working outside, Monet applied broad brushstrokes to create surface texture and a remarkable sense of immediacy and light. This commitment to the motif demonstrated Monet’s never-ending desire to portray the constantly changing qualities of light and color in nature. The canvas will be on display in the Gluck Gallery on the second floor of the Museum, where it can be viewed alongside three Post-Impressionist works of art from The San Diego Museum of Art’s permanent collection.
“I want the unobtainable. Other artists paint a bridge, a house, a boat, and that’s the end. They are finished. I want to paint the air which surrounds the bridge, the house, the boat, the beauty of the air in which these objects are located, and that is nothing short of impossible.” – Claude Monet
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SDMAMO_170724_01.JPG: Reflections on Monet
SDMAMO_170724_04.JPG: Reflections on Monet
SDMAMO_170724_07.JPG: Guy Orlando Rose
Late Afternoon, Giverny, c 1905-13
SDMAMO_170724_12.JPG: Theodore Robinson
The Edge of the Forest, c 1887-92
SDMAMO_170724_24.JPG: Maximilien Luce
Notre Dame, 1900
SDMAMO_170724_29.JPG: Claude Monet
The Church at Varengeville, Morning, 1882
SDMAMO_170724_40.JPG: Claude Monet
Haystacks at Chailly, 1865
SDMAMO_170724_46.JPG: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
By the Seashore, Valencia, 1908
SDMAMO_170724_51.JPG: Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida
Maria at La Granja, 1907
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Wikipedia Description: San Diego Museum of Art
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The San Diego Museum of Art opened as the Museum of Fine Arts on February 28, 1926. The funders turned over ownership of the building to the City of San Diego. It is located in Balboa Park. The museum building was designed by architect William Templeton Johnson.
The Museum's collections are encyclopedic in nature, with pieces ranging in date from 5,000 B.C. to 2001 A.D. The museum's strength is in Spanish works by Murillo, Zurbarán, Ribera and El Greco.
There is a small eclectic Asian art gallery, a couple Impressionist era paintings, some Georgia O'Keefes (although these are not always on display) and a number of interesting modern pieces.
Additionally, they have works by Italian masters Giorgione, Giotto, Veronese, Luini and Canaletto. Works by Rubens, Hals and van Dyck represent the Northern European School.
The museum regularly hosts touring exhibits and has lately been working to display its standard collection in new ways (including an upstairs gallery discussing information which can be gathered by looking on the back of the canvas).
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