Claude Monet From the Beyeler Foundation


Claude Monet. Three Scenes From the Beyeler Foundation.

21 May 2014 - 13 September 2014

Hall No. 320, 2nd floor of the Winter Palace


"Rouen Cathedral", "Water Lilies" and "Japanese Footbridge". The Hermitage has opened a temporary exhibition which presents three paintings by Claude Monet.


These paintings belong to the third period of the artistry of the impressionist when the artist was no longer chasing fame and success and could experiment with his favorite objects. Water Lilies he repeatedly reproduced even on six-meter canvases, trying to convey with paints the mysteries of nature. Rouen Cathedral Monet painted no less than 30 times - at different times of the day to see how the lighting changes its image.


“He hadn’t even set his foot inside of the cathedral, said the Chief Researcher of the State Hermitage Albert Kostenevich. - He was more interested in what was happening on the facade of the cathedral, when the light changes, when the sun goes around the cathedral from all the sides.”


More places and galleries to visit for FREE in St. Petersburg

Where can one spend some quality time without paying a dime? I’ve made a list of as many as 12 addresses! In these places, there’s always something interesting going on completely or partially free of charge.
The Peter and Paul Fortress
Entrance to the fortress itself is free. In addition, until 31 October 2015, there’s a free access to the two main exhibitions: "The History of St. Petersburg-Petrograd. 1703-1918." in the Commandant's House and" The History of Peter and Paul Fortress "in the Neva curtain.
Peter and Paul Fortress, 3