TAG: Claude Monet

Five Facts About Claude Monet's Water Lilies

Five Facts About Claude Monet's Water Lilies

Claude Monet’s love of water lilies is well documented in his artistic output. Monet’s pond in Giverny became his universe during the last two decades of his life, providing the subject for more than 300 artworks. He became a master gardener, continually adding new specimens for artistic inspiration. (See Monet's profile in our series of Passport to Paris artist profiles.) More

Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Claude Monet

Passport to Paris Artist Profile: Claude Monet

Claude Monet moved to Paris in 1862 and worked in and around the city for the beginning of his career, briefly moving to his family home in Normandy in 1867 due to poverty. In 1870 he moved to London to escape the Franco-Prussian War. He moved to Giverny in 1883 where he spent the rest of his life creating and painting his elaborate flower garden. Facing poverty most of his life, Monet traveled extensively in order to find new subjects to paint and widen the range of appeal for his prospective buyers. More

Landscape Paintings Never Shown Before on View Now

Landscape Paintings Never Shown Before on View Now

As you may have heard, the Denver Art Museum is gearing up to present Passport to Paris, a group of three exhibitions focusing on French art opening this fall. Several landscape paintings currently on view (including Claude Monet’s Waterloo Bridge) will be incorporated in this special exhibition. Although the DAM’s most treasured impressionist works will be temporarily relocated, do not fear. More

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection
Exhibition

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Drawing Room: An Intimate Look at French Drawings from the Esmond Bradley Martin Collection is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

Inspired by the drawings cabinets of gentlemen and connoisseurs, this exhibition will offer a space where visitors can get close to artworks, the intimate nature of which invites contemplation and close-up viewing. Curator Angelica Daneo notes the special immediacy of a work-on-paper where little separates the viewer from the direct hand of the artist. More

Nature as Muse
Exhibition

Nature as Muse

Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum
Feb 12, 2014–Mar 23, 2014

Nature as Muse: Impressionist Landscapes from the Frederic C. Hamilton Collection and the Denver Art Museum was part of the exhibition Passport to Paris. It features the Impressionist masterworks that Denver-based philanthropist Frederic C. More

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum
Exhibition

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Court to Café: Three Centuries of French Masterworks from the Wadsworth Atheneum is part of the exhibition Passport to Paris.

It features 50 masterpieces from the collection of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, Connecticut. Masters such as Nicolas Poussin, François Boucher, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Auguste Renoir, Paul Cézanne, Vincent van Gogh, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Claude Monet will be among those represented. More

Passport to Paris Will Lead Visitors on a Journey from Old Masters to Monet at the DAM in Fall 2013

Passport to Paris
Exhibition

Passport to Paris

Oct 27, 2013–Feb 9, 2014

Update: Passport to Paris is sold out. Nature as Muse, the Impressionist landscapes exhibition that is part of Passport to Paris, will reopen at general admission pricing Feb. 12–March 23. Thank you for your interest! More

DAM Joins Google Art Project

DAM Joins Google Art Project

The Denver Art Museum has teamed up with Google Art Project and 150 other museums around the globe to share some of our favorite works with you. More