Monet – Mitchell at Fondation Louis Vuitton Paris
The exhibitions ‘Monet – Mitchell’ create an unprecendented dialogue between the works of two exceptional artists, Claude Monet (1840-1926) and Joan Mitchell (1925-1992).
The ‘Monet – Mitchell’ exhibitions present each artist’s unique response to a shared landscape, which they illustrate in a particularly immersive and sensual manner. In his last paintings, the Water Lilies, Monet aimed to recreate in his studio the motifs he observed at length on the surface of his water lily pond in Giverny.
Joan Mitchell, on the other hand, would explore a memory or a sense of the emotions she felt while in a particular place that was dear to her, perceptions that remained vivid beyond space and time. She would create these abstract compositions at La Tour, her studio in Vétheuil, a small French village.
The Monet – Mitchell Dialogue is organised in the framework of a scientific partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet.