When it comes to luxury, lifestyle and fine arts, Monaco is an epitome.

Being part of the Monaco’s way of life, we are always looking forward to new events and exhibition that could quench our thirst for arts and discovery.

For that matter, the Grimaldi forum is the place to be.

Until september the 3rd, it holds an dazzling exhibition that sheds a new light on Claude Monet’s journeys on the French Riviera and in Monaco.

In January 1883, Claude Monet was invited by his friend Auguste Renoir to Monet explored the coast from Genoa to Marseilles. On this occasion he spent several days in Monte-Carlo.

Claude Monet's Artistic Odyssey in Monaco

what sun there is here! I should be painting with gold and gems

When Monet's journey to the south began in the late 19th century, he was already an established artist, renowned for his groundbreaking approach to capturing light and nature on canvas.

He explores this stunning coastal of the French Riviera and embrace its vibrant colours and scenic landscapes, amongst which the most famous are obviously the series he painted in Antibes.

Monet did capture the very essence of the light in a series of beautiful paintings.

A journey in time

The exhibition is an opportunity to discover the coast as it will never be again: wild and scarcely occupied. Indeed, the paintings show the coast as it was at the end of the XIXth century.

This view of Monaco, as it was, compared to what it is now, speaks for itself.

It was another time, and probably another world.

And one can easily understand why Monet was captivated by the picturesque views of the azure sea, rocky cliffs, and lush vegetation. The contrast between the sparkling waters and the radiant sunlight motivated him to create a series of paintings that would showcase the ever-changing play of light and shadow.

In the light of a major exhibition

His masterful brushwork, dappled with luminous tones, beautifully depicted the essence of the Mediterranean atmosphere.

Through his brushstrokes, Monet immortalised the beauty and essence of this Mediterranean gem, leaving a legacy that will continue to inspire artists and art enthusiasts worldwide.

This exhibition reminds us of the transformative power of art and the profound connection between creativity and the world that surrounds us.

The exhibition is viewable at the Grimaldi Forum from Saturday 8 July to Sunday 3 September 2023.
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