Unearthing Monet’s Journal

Monet.jpgIf you find yourself near Massachusetts before Sept. 16, you might want to head to The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute to catch The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings exhibition before it closes.

Featured are 23 pastels, 36 drawings and four bound sketchbooks (on loan from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris) that date back to the 1860s through the 1920s. The intrigue—aside from getting to view the artist’s pastels and sketches in person—is that Monet refuted drawing as part of his process.

Here’s a recent review from The New York Times’ Benjamin Genocchio. To find out more about the show, which brings to light insights on the young mind of the Impressionist master, see the Art Matters column in our June 2007 issue.

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One thought on “Unearthing Monet’s Journal

  1. Katherine Tyrrell

    I went to see the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London and can certainly recommend it lthough it might not be quite the sort of exhibition people expect. The caricatures at the beginning were certainly a surprise for me. You can read a review of the exhibition on my blog.

    My only regret is that on both occasions when I visited the exhibition the Monitors for viewing the sketchbooks were all fully occupied by people who showed no signs of giving up their seats in the foreseeable future. I wish they’d made a CD out of the sketchbooks such as the one I got at another recent exhibition. On the basis I’d suggest anybody wanting to look at the sketchbooks tries for a day/time which is less busy.