A journey through Monet’s bright emotions: the exhibition at Palazzo Reale thanks to the Musèe Marmottan

The history of the Musée Marmottan officially begins in 1934, thanks to the donation of Paul Marmottan to the Académie des beaux-arts of that Parisian palace inherited from his father and of the Renaissance and Napoleonic art collections of which he was so passionate.

Over the years, numerous donations enlarged the collection hosted, up to the fundamental legacy of Michel Monet, son of Claude Monet. Thus the museum comes to welcome the largest number of works by the artist in the world, which over the years have accompanied the production of other exponents of Impressionism.


Claude Monet, En promenade près d’Argenteuil – Courtesy Musèe Marmottan Monet


And in the 90s, for this very reason, the museum will take the name of Musèe Marmottan Monet. And as part of the “Museums of the world at the Royal Palace” initiative, from autumn 2021 it is the turn of the Parisian institution.

Thus the exhibition halls of the Milanese palace are preparing to welcome about fifty works by Claude Monet, all centered on the theme of reflections and the change of light that had so interested the Impressionist master during his life.


Claude Monet, Le Parlement, Reflets sur la Tamise – Courtesy Musèe Marmottan Monet


And within this survey, it will be possible to admire the much-loved French landscapes, from Trouville to Argenteuil, up to Giverny, a place that best exemplifies that interest in light, or in London.

The exhibition will therefore allow a foretaste of the evolution that accompanied Monet’s artistic production, over the years and in its salient moments in which brushstrokes and colors have always been witnesses.


Claude Monet, Sur la plage à Trouville – Courtesy Musèe Marmottan Monet