RENOIR, MONET, GAUGUIN

Claude Monet  1840 Paris – 1926 Giverny –  Le bassin aux nymphaeas, ca. 1916

Claude Monet  1840 Paris – 1926 Giverny –  Le bassin aux nymphaeas, ca. 1916

Museum Folkwang‘s major holdings of Post– Impressionist works enter into dialogue with the collection from the National Museum of Western Art in Tokyo. Taking some 120 works, the exhibition highlights how Impressionism evolved from an art movement initially viewed with critical skepticism into a style that is today considered the beginning of Modernism – the story is told here by means of two fascinating and outstanding early 20th century collectors, namely Kojiro Matsukata and Karl Ernst Osthaus. For the first time since the 1950s, a significant part of the Matsukata Collection will be on view in Europe again. Following the exhibition in Essen, the National Museum of Western Art will present a second part of the show in Tokyo on the relations between people and nature.

Claude Monet – Sur le bateau (Jeunes filles en barque) The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Matsukata Collection

Claude Monet – Sur le bateau (Jeunes filles en barque) The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo. Matsukata Collection