Monet. Masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan Monet
21.09 .2023 - 25.02.2024

Monday - Sunday, 10 am - 8 pm. Last admission: 7 pm


Floor 1

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As of 21 September, visitors to CentroCentro will be able to see this exhibition dedicated to the father of Impressionism, Claude Monet. Featuring more than 50 masterpieces from the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the exhibition traces the entire artistic career of the Impressionist master through the works to which the painter himself was most attached, works he considered “his and his alone” and which he lovingly safeguarded in his home in Giverny until his death, works from which he never wanted to be separated, including his famous and iconic Water Lilies.

The Musée Marmottan Monet houses the largest and most important collection of works by the French artist, thanks to a donation made by his son Michel in 1966. The museum has lent the exhibition in Madrid such outstanding works as "Portrait of Michel Monet Wearing a Hat with a Pompon" (1880), "The Train in the Snow. The Locomotive" (1875) or "London. Parliament. Reflections on the Thames" (1905), not to mention such large-format paintings as his captivating "Water Lilies" (1917-1920) or his evanescent "Wisteria" (1919-1920).

Organised by CentroCentro and Arthemisia in collaboration with the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, the exhibition has been curated by Sylvie Carlier and co-curated by art historians Marianne Mathieu and Aurélie Gavoille, both responsible for the texts that accompany the selection of works that make up the exhibition.

Claude-Oscar Monet (Paris, 14 November 1840 - Giverny, 5 December 1926) is considered one of the founding fathers of French Impressionism, so much so that the very name of the artistic movement is linked to that of one of his works, Impression, Sunrise (1872). He is without doubt the most consistent and prolific exponent of the movement. The underlying philosophy at the heart of Monet’s painting - which can be appreciated in his famous series - is that nature should be portrayed as it is, ever-changing; therefore, even though he returned time and time again to the same subject, this does not mean that he reproduced the same picture. The wind and the shadows reveal to the artist’s eyes an ever-changing subject.

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