Monday, May 22, 2017

Monet: The Early Years


I went to the Legion of Honor in San Francisco and got to see a great exhibition of the early work of the great French painter Claude Monet. It is the first major U.S. exhibition that is devoted to his early work. (In advance sorry if the pics are not perfect-since it was the second to last weekend a ton of people were there):















The exhibition focused on his work as he was growing as a painter. There was some genius stuff going on in his early years.

29 comments:

  1. Very powerful! Someday I hope to visit his garden just outside of Paris.

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  2. I've always loved Monet's work. You were fortunate to get to see this exhibit.

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  3. I like the contrast (and the development of similarities) to his later impressionist style. Thanks for the photos of your visit to the exhibition.

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  4. What a fab collection of art good exhibition, I wished I was artistic :-)

    Have an artistictastic week :-)

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  5. Still good in his early years for sure.

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  6. Wow. I'd never seen his earlier work,.
    Thanks for sharing with us at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/05/the-beautiful-city-of-jaffa.html

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  7. Love his early work! Thank you for visiting my blog.

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  8. What a great experience! I'd love to see those paintings.

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  9. Love Monet's paintings. So neat to see his early paintings. I have a few framed prints and at one point had some stationary with his prints.

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  10. Have you been to Monet's house in Giverny, France? If you enjoyed this, I bet you would enjoy seeing the place that inspired his paintings. :) I blogged about it here if you want to check it out.

    With Love,
    Mandy

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  11. He is one of my favorite artists. I got my bachelors degree in Fine Art (for some odd reason--since you can't find a good job with that degree! ha!) and I was required to visit lots of art museums. I think I've seen his work at some of the museums I went to back in the day, but don't go to art museums much at all anymore. Thanks for taking me through a wonderful exhibit, Patrick!

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  12. Claude Monet has been one of my favourite artists for a very long time! I really enjoyed this post and beautiful paintings. Thank you so much for sharing, Patrick. :)

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  13. I have very little expertise in art history, but Monet has always been one of my favorite painters. We were fortunate to have an exhibit of impressionists (including several of Monet's paintings) here in Savannah a couple of years ago. I so much enjoyed that exhibit.

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  14. I never saw the work from Monet's early years! I LOVE these paintings! I can crawl right into them.

    This post was a delight. Thanks for sharing. :-)

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  15. thanks for posting these paintings- one of my favorite artists! Cheers!

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  16. I have many of his prints on my walls. My absolute favorite artist.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺

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  17. Enjoyed seeing these earlier works! Thanks so much for sharing them with us!
    ~Laurie/MyHusbandHasTooManyHobbies!

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  18. He truly was a talented man

    MOllyx

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  19. i wanted to make it out there, but i decided on matisse/diebenkorn at the sfmoma instead. i get that there were a ton of people there!!!

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  20. What a great exhibition :) Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. Absolutely stunning. One of my favorite painters!

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  22. I love Monet! How lovely to see his work close up #sharethejoy

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  23. I love Monet's work and it so nice to see his early work Patrick

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  24. Monet is one of my favorites! I would have loved to see this exhibit. I have several prints in my house right now. #happynowlinkup

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  25. Genius is putting it mildly these are gorgeous. You are having some incredible adventures and I'm so happy that you are sharing them with us at Celebrate Your Story. Have a fun holiday weekend!

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  26. These are really stunning. What an amazing way to spend a day. I recognized a couple of these pieces, it must have been amazing to see them right in front of you. Very cool.

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