Willem de Kooning
Ernst Wilhelm Nay
Nicolas de Stael
Nam June Paik
Claude Monet, the best known, most 'typical' and most independent of the French Impressionists, is the central figure in a comprehensive exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler that features more than forty of his masterpieces.
... up to digital impressionism
Claude Monet and modernism: Jean Bazaine - Pierre Bonnard - Alexander Calder - Jean Dubuffet - Sam Francis - Gotthard Graubner - Jasper Johns - Ellsworth Kelly - Anselm Kiefer - Yves Klein - Willem de Kooning - Roy Lichtenstein - Morris Louis - Joseph Marioni - Joan Mitchell - Ernst Wilhelm Nay - Barnett Newman - Jackson Pollock - Gerhard Richter - Jean-Paul Riopelle - Mark Rothko - Nicolas de StaÃ«l - Clyfford Still - Antoni TÃ pies - Mark Tobey - Cy Twombly - Andy Warhol - Wols
Digital Impressionism: Sabina Baumann - Jeremy Blake - Angela Bulloch - Shigeko Kubota - Norbert Meissner - Nam June Paik - Pipilotti Rist - Robert Ryman - Adrian Schiess - Keith Sonnier - Annelies Strba - Diana Thater - Woody Vasulka
Installation in the Monet Room: SS "Your spiral view", 2002
Claude Monet, the best known, most "typical" and most independent of the French Impressionists, is the central figure in a comprehensive exhibition at the Fondation Beyeler that features more than forty of his masterpieces.
The exhibition particularly concentrates on Monet's late work and its influence on post-war modern painting. By presenting Monet in the context of "soulmates" who worked mainly in the second half of the 20th century - artists like Mark Rothko, Sam Francis and Gerhard Richter - the exhibition sets out to explore the major theme of Monet's modernity.
Illustrating the idea of "Grande DÃ©coration", two of Monet's masterpieces, the Zurich diptychon and the Basel triptychon, will be shown next to one another in the large exhibition room in the extension to the Fondation Beyeler.
In addition, the Fondation will show ensembles and major individual works from private and public collections, that have never been seen in public before or that have not been shown publicly for decades.
A special section of the exhibition takes a step forward into the 21st century by showing the painterly achievements of Impressionism in the medium of contemporary video and computer art.
The catalogue, which is being published by Prestel, will present the various phenomena discussed in the light of current art historical research. It will include essays by Reinhold Hohl, Karin Sagner-DÃ¼chting, Hajo DÃ¼chting, Philippe BÃ¼ttner, Michael Leja, Michael LÃ¼thy, Markus BrÃ¼derlin and Verena Formanek. Around 200 pages with some 100 colour plates (SFR 59,--).
The project, which is based on an idea of Karin Sagner-DÃ¼chting, has been realised in cooperation with the Kunsthalle of the Hypo-Kulturstiftung in Munich. The project manager for the exhibition in Basel is Verena Formanek. Its contemporary section, Digital Impressionism, is being curated by Markus BrÃ¼derlin.
Opening hours of the museum during the Monet exhibition: from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day
Image: CLAUDE MONET NymphÃ©as, 1916-1919 Seerosen/Water-Lilies Ã–l auf Leinwand/Oil on canvas, Privatsammlung/private collection Â© Pro Litteris, 2002
Fondation Beyeler - ONLINE TICKETS
The Fondation Beyeler has introduced an online ticket ordering service, the first ever offered by a Swiss museum. As of now, you can use our homepage to order tickets for our forthcoming exhibition "CLAUDE MONET ... up to digital impressionism" from 28 March to 4 August and pay for them online using a credit card.
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