12 October 2019 till 02 February 2020


The Garden Paintings

Claude Monet (1840-1926), Wisteria, 1917-1920, oil on canvas, 150,5 x 200,5 cm, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.

Monet -The Garden Paintings will focus on the period 1900 to 1926. During this period of over a quarter of a century, Monet lived a secluded life on his property in Giverny, where he produced his renowned paintings of his own gardens. Over time, he depicted the gardens in an increasingly abstract style. Many art historians have wrongly attributed this stylistic change to failing eyesight. But in fact Monet – at the height of his career – was still exploring new artistic frontiers, which later had a major impact on artists like Rothko and Pollock. One of the few major Monet exhibitions in the Netherlands was in 1952, at the Gemeentemuseum. Monet - The Garden Paintings will be the first ever Dutch exhibition of this part of Monet's oeuvre, and will star the Gemeentemuseum’s own Wisteria alongside three of its six siblings.

Online tickets for Monet - The Garden Paintings will be available from 1 October 2019. During this exhibition, a supplement of €3.50 will be payable for entry to the museum.