Claude Monet, Nymphéas, 1916  1919

Claude Monet – Joan Mitchell. Dialogue and Retrospective

From October 5, 2022, to February 27, 2023, two artistic giants will meet at the Fondation Louis Vuitton: Claude Monet (1840–1926) and Joan Mitchell (1925–1992). A visual and artistic dialogue not to be missed!

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This autumn, the Fondation Louis Vuitton offers an exceptional visual dialogue between the works of Claude Monet (1840–1926) and American artist Joan Mitchell (1925–1992), spanning eight galleries from the ground floor to the upper levels. The exhibition echoes a retrospective of Joan Mitchell’s work, which is presented on the ground floor in the lower part of the Frank Gehry–designed building.

Monet–Mitchell: An exceptional visual and artistic dialogue

The Monet–Mitchell. Dialogue and Retrospective exhibit, produced in partnership with the Marmottan Monet Museum, presents, for the first time in France, these two major figures who each marked their century and inspired generations of artists.
While it is clear that the two painters held different perceptions of landscapes, it is also undeniable that Joan Mitchell’s work was strongly influenced by that of Monet. Impressed by Monet’s Water Lilies – whose reputation had reached its peak in the United States in the 1950s, where they were seen as the precursor of abstraction by the painters of abstract expressionism – Mitchell, like Monet, produced canvases representing water sources. Like him, she used colour and large formats. She even drew her inspiration from Vétheuil, where she settled in 1968, a few steps from the house where the Master of Impressionism lived from 1878 to 1881. Although the American artist always claimed total artistic independence, both saw and drew the same landscapes and experienced the same light, but at a different time.

Through some 60 emblematic works, the exhibition offers an original and insightful cross-view, punctuated by remarkable visual and thematic parallels. The 36 works by Claude Monet, including 25 major canvases belonging to the Marmottan Monet Museum, offer a selected panorama of the Water Lilies, marked by large-format works (200x200m). Rarely unframed, these works dialogue in perfect harmony with 24 paintings by Joan Mitchell.

The presentation of two exceptional ensembles, Claude Monet’s Agapanthus Triptych (ca. 1915–1926), exhibited in its entirety for the first time in Paris, and a selection of 10 paintings from Joan Mitchell’s The Great Valley cycle (1983–1984) makes this exhibition even more remarkable.
An exhibition not to be missed!

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8 avenue Mahatma Gandhi
Bois de Boulogne
75116 Paris 16ème

Days and opening hours

From 05/10/2022 to 27/02/2023, daily.

Prices

  • Full price: 16 €, Reduced price: 10 €.
    Free entry for children < 3 years.

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  • French
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