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Tyson / Monet: a question of painting

90 min visit

Marmottan-Claude Monet Museum
22 Oct → 5 Apr 2020
Tue to Sun from 10 am to 6 pm. Nocturnal Thu until 8 pm. Closed Mon.

« An unexpected dialogue that reveals common artistic concerns in the work of these two artists!  »

To dialogue with Monet! Lucky me. Confronting his painting, his inspirations and aspirations, what he has upset in the history of art. To understand his work, and to respond to it with his own. This is what the Marmottan Monet Museum proposes with its "Unexpected Dialogues" in which contemporary artists are invited to react to the permanent collection. This season, the British artist Keith Tyson is responding to two opposing, but symbolic, paintings by the painter: "The Bridge of Europe, the Saint-Lazare railway station" and "Bras de Seine near Giverny, rising sun". By confronting his work, Tyson extends Monet's main questioning: the exploration of the phenomena of time, space and light. Driven by common concerns - the passage of time, appearances - and influenced by science, Monet and Tyson challenge conventions. They question painting's relationship to the world, its possibilities for capturing truth and its limits. Both show that reality is not what it seems.


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