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Monet’s Legacy


Claude MONET "Water Lilies" (detail)1906  oil on canvas  81.0×92.0cm  Yoshino Gypsum Co., Ltd. (deposited at Yamagata Museum of Art)


Claude Monet (1840-1926) is heralded as a major Impressionist painter. About a century ago, in his final years, Monet created the summation of his life’s work, his "Water Lilies" series designed as “Grand Decorations” for the Musée de l’Orangerie. Monet’s extant paintings, created through his close examination of the landscape, continue to fascinate people today.
Energetic brushstrokes, reverberating colors, a gaze that grasped light's constant changes and single moments of atmosphere, compositions that immerse the viewer in the landscape, and images that expand beyond the picture plane... The multifaceted characteristics of Monet's works have stood the test of time and are continued in various forms by present-day artists.
This exhibition presents 25 paintings dating from Monet's earliest period to his final years, alongside 66 works including not only paintings but also prints, photographs and video works by 26 artists from later generations, to reveal the connections that link them across the years. We can look back on this painter from our position today and see that he surpasses his historical moniker of Impressionist Master as we discover yet new richness, new ongoing fascination in Monet's arts.
What is about Monet's work that makes it so compelling? We hope that this exhibition will provide answers to the question and that visitors to the exhibition will discover the fascination and diversity of contemporary art that reflects Monet.

Claude MONET
Alfred STIEGLITZ / Edward STEICHEN / Mark ROTHKO / Willem DE KOONING / Morris LOUIS /
Andy WARHOL / Gerhard RICHTER / Louis CANE / DOMOTO Hisao / NAKANISHI Natsuyuki /
SUZUKI Risaku / FUKUDA Miran / MARUYAMA Naofumi / YUASA Katsutoshi / ONO Koseki / KODAMA Asao / MIZUNO Katsunori 


Ⅰ Towards a New Type of Painting


Claude MONET "Landscape, Villez" 1883
oil on canvas 60.3×78.8cm
Private Collection
ⓒ Christie’s Images / Bridgeman Images 


MARUYAMA Naofumi "puddle in the woods 5" 2010
acrylic on cotton 227.3×181.8cm
Collection of the Artists
ⓒ Naofumi Maruyama, Courtesy of ShugoArts 

Ⅱ Looking at the Formless


Claude MONET "Sun in the Fog" 1904
oil on canvas 71.0×91.5cm
Private Collection


Gerhard RICHTER "Abstract Painting (CR 845-8)" 1997
oil on alu-dibond 100.0×90.0cm
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
photo: Keizo Kioku 
ⓒ Gerhard Richter 2018 (0005)

Ⅲ Homage to Monet


FUKUDA Miran "Monet's Water Lilies" 2002
acrylic on canvas mounted on panel, with ready-made frame 86.3×116.5×8.3㎝
Ohara Museum of Art, Kurashiki 


DOMOTO Hisao “Chain Reaction: for Claude Monet” 2003
oil on canvas 130.0×390.0cm
Private Collection 

Ⅳ Beyond the Frame


Claude MONET "Water Lilies with Reflections of Tall Grass" 1914-17
oil on canvas 130.0×200.0cm
Nahmad Collection, Monaco 


SUZUKI Risaku "Water Mirror 14, WM-77" [left],
"Water Mirror 14, WM-79" [right] 2014
chromogenic print each 120.0×155.0cm
Collection of the Artist
ⓒ Risaku Suzuki, Courtesy of Taka Ishii Gallery 


Dates         July 14 (Sat.) - September 24 (Mon.), 2018
Open Hours         10:00-18:00
*Open until 20:30 on August 10(Fri.), 17(Fri.), 24(Fri.), 31(Fri.),September 14 (Fri.) , 15 (Sat.), 21(Fri.) and 22(Sat.), 2018
*Admission until 30 minutes before closing. 
ClosedThursdays (except August 16, 2018)
Organized byYokohama Museum of Art , The Tokyo Shimbun, TV Asahi Corporation
Supported by Ambassade de France au Japon / Institut français du Japon
Sponsored byTOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.,
In Cooperation with
JAPAN AIRLINES, Minatomirai Line, Yokohama Cable Vision Inc.,
Yokohama FM Broadcasting Co., Ltd., Metropolitan Expressway Co., Ltd., 


Adults1,600(1,400 / 1,500)
University students
High school students
1,200(1,000 / 1,100)
Junior high school students 600(400 / 500)
Children under 12Free
Seniors (65 and older)1,500
*ID required. Only available at ticket counter in the museum. 

*( / )= Advance/Group of 20 or more.
*For a group of 20 or more, reservation is required in advance.
*Free Admission for high school students and younger with valid IDs on Saturdays.
*Visitors with disabilities and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present a certificate at the entrance.)
*The ticket also gives admission to the Exhibition of the Museum Collection for the same day. 

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