How about a bit of Monet for a winter's day?
Since Monet was such a hard worker, even a museum in the midwest, thousands of miles from France can own a significant collection. Fabulous.
The Art Institute of Chicago owns multiple pieces from Monet's London campaign, his Water Lilies series and his Haystack series. Monet was obsessed with light and color. He delighted in painting the same view during different times of day and in different seasons.
|Houses of Parliament, London, 1900-01|
|Waterloo Bridge, Gray Weather, 1900|
|Waterloo Bridge, Sunlight Effect, 1903|
|Stacks of Wheat (End of Summer), 1890/91|
|Stack of Wheat (Snow Effect, Overcast Day), 1890/91|
|Water Lilies, 1906|
|Water Lily Pond, 1917-22|
|Sandvika, Norway 1893|
Monet painted 29 scenes during his two month stay in Norway. Six were views of Sandvika. He toured the country with his stepson, Jacques Hoschede who lived in Christiania (now Oslo).
One of 15 canvases depicting the village of Vetheuil, 7 miles from his home in Giverny.
This painting shows midday.
It feels sad to say good-bye to the Art Institute of Chicago, but I hope I've encouraged at least one or two of you to decide that it would be worth a trip to Chicago to see all it has to offer.
I hope each of you are able to visit the museum some day if you've never been.
Here we go with February. I hope it's a good month for you.Thanks for being part of Visits and Verse. You are invited to become a member if you haven't done so already.
Next week: A view or two of our Visits and Verse Parker Brothers' Masterpiece Party, plus a visit over to Miz Booshay's Quiet Life.