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.”