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Monet. Beyond Impressionism

Monet. Beyond Impressionism

Monet. Beyond Impressionism

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It is a beautiful and inspiring experience visiting Scandinavia’s biggest Monet exhibition at Ordrupgaard

At Ordrupgaard, a short drive outside of Copenhagen, the current exhibition are showcasing fifty pieces from this brilliant artist, most of which have not previously been shown in Denmark. We are particularly impressed by the calm and light atmosphere and the exhibition is a treasure for children of all ages. Ordupgaard has created a magical indoor garden with a Japanese bridge, a artifical and colorful garden and with different sensory experiences hidden inside. 

 

Claude Monet was fascinated by the light, reflections and the different seasons. Many of his motives were of landscapes; Seine Valley and the coasts of Normandy and Brittany, poplars and cathedrals of the 1890s, haystacks, his own garden for example the Japanese bridge and of course the amazing water lilies.  It seems very natural that Claude Monet started his long career with the Normandy landscapes he grew up in; his dreamy garden. 

He was also known for his huge temper and perseverance, but this is probably also one of the reasons why he managed to create and capture so many different atmospheres and play between a combination of colors, shadows and his own subtle use of light. He was always working on more than one canvas at the time, this way he was well prepared if another scenary would come up; this is particularly prominent in his serie from London Charing Cross Bridge of the famous Waterloo Bridge. 

 

We, at Winterspring, are very inspired by his motives, color schemes and his fascination of the seasons and that’s just one of many reasons why we recommend you visiting the exhibition. 

Text and images by Clara Reeh

Text and images by Clara Reeh