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Monet Garden

Monet Garden

Time: March 5 – June 5
Venue: Taipei Fine Arts Museum

Hours (March 5 – April 25):
Mon-Tue: 9 AM – 6 PM
Wed-Sun: 9 AM – 10 PM

Hours (April 26 – June 5):
Sun-Fri: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Following the success of the “Elsewhere: Paul Gaugain” at the Taipei Fine Arts Museum (TFAM), the museum will be staging “Monet Garden” – an exhibition featuring the works of French Impressionist Artist Claude Monet (1840-1926).

“Monet Garden” will be held between March 5 and June 5 on the first floor of TFAM. The exhibition will feature some of Monet’s well-known pieces, such as Water Lilies, Poplars, and Japanese Bridge.

To encourage young people to learn more about fine arts, the city government distributed over 260,000 admission coupons to students attending elementary, middle, and high schools in Taipei. Starting today, students can attend either “Elsewhere: Paul Gaugain” or “Monet Garden” for free when they produce their admission coupon and a valid student ID.

Over his sixty-year-long career as a painter, Monet has produced numerous impressionist paintings spotlighting different subjects, such as the Rouen Cathedral, haystacks, poplars, water lilies, and the Japanese bridge. Born in Paris in 1840, the artist spent most of his childhood in the port city of Le Havre. His talent for painting began to show during his early teens, and he received some of his trainings from fellow artist Eugene Boudain. He is also influenced by the painter Johan Barthold Jongkind as well. While his paintings received much criticism for their unorthodox approach, Monet nonetheless played an important role in establishing the art movement of impressionism.

The 32 paintings featured at the exhibition include works from the collection at Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, as well as those from museums in Scotland and other regions. The Musée Marmottan Monet houses several of Monet’s masterpieces, including the painting Impression, Sunrise, which gave rise to the term “Impressionism”. The paintings at the exhibition include selected works from different periods of Monet’s life, from his early career in the 1870s to those from the last years of his life. A total of 17 works at the exhibition are paintings of water lilies, allowing viewers to experience the leisurely life he enjoyed at Monet’s garden in Giverny.


Ticket Information:
Standard Admission: NT$300 (Flora Expo Period Discount: NT$270)
Student Concessions: NT$240
For group tickets, please call ordering hotline at (02) 2700-1766
TFAM website: www.tfam.museum

Preordering Tickets:
Ticket preordering is available through http://tickets.books.com.tw until March 4. Those preordering tickets can enjoy a special discount price of NT$300. Ticket stubs could also be used to exchange for a free Monet poster at the souvenir shop during the period of the exhibition (limited to one exchange per ticket).

Steering Agencies: Taipei City Government, Department of Cultural Affairs
Organizer: Taipei Fine Arts Museum, Universal Exhibition, Universal Impression
Sponsors: TC Bank, Chunghwa Telecom
Charity Sponsor: TSMC Foundation
Assigned Hotel: The Landis Taipei
Special Thanks: LEXUS

Monet_Waterlilies
Water Lilies
Oil on Canvas
89 × 100 cm, 1903
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

Monet_The Japanese Bridge

The Japanese Bridge
Oil on Canvas
100 × 200 cm, 1918
Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris

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  • Updated: 2011/2/22 16:48
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  • Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government