Claude Monet
London, Helly Nahmed Gallery

One of Claude Monet’s paintings, entitled “Impression, Soleil Levant” (1872), gave a name to an entire artistic movement that celebrated the atmospheric impressions and emotive subtleties of a scene. Rich hues, luminous light and textured effects seduce the viewer of Impressionist works into a highly subjective view of an every day landscape.

The Helly Hahmed Gallery is an intimate setting for viewing a chronological survey and style evolution of Monet’s career, punctuated by his trips to London and Venice, all deeply governed by his early years in Paris.

A full color, limited edition catalogue (of 500) accompanies the exhibition, including interesting annotation of the poetry and musings of friends and contemporaries such as poets Charles Baudelaire and Stéphane Mallarmé as well as composer Claude Debussy.

October 12, 2009 – February 26, 2010
Helly Nahmad Gallery
2 Cork Street
London W1S 3LB
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