Time: March 5 – June 5
Hours (March 5 – April 25):
Hours (April 26 – June 5):
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.
Steering Agencies: Taipei City Government, Department of Cultural Affairs
The Japanese Bridge