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Thu, Oct 07

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Seattle Art Museum (SAM)

Monet at the SAM

Explore Monet at Etretat with Seattle Francophiles

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Monet at the SAM
Monet at the SAM

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2021, 3:00 PM

Seattle Art Museum (SAM), 1300 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101, USA

About the event

Let's meet to visit Monet on the last free Thursday of the exhibit. We will meet in front of the museum. Admission is free but you will need to book your tickets to the exhibit in ADVANCE. https://secure.seattleartmuseum.org/events?k=exhibitions This meetup is a bit earlier than others due to the museum hours. After the museum we can choose a nearby restaurant to regroup and discuss the exhibit. Meet Monet at a pivotal moment in his pursuit of impressions in Monet at Étretat. This focused exhibition places SAM’s Monet painting, Fishing Boats at Étretat, within the larger landscape of this important painter’s artistic development. During the 1880s tensions in the artist’s life and increasing financial pressure to produce marketable work took Monet to the seaside town of Étretat on the Normandy Coast, well known as a destination for tourists and artists. This period of artistic frustration and self-doubt turned out to be fruitful in a way he could not imagine at the time. In 10 paintings created by Monet and 12 works by other artists of his era, this exhibition sheds light on an oft-overlooked period of growth in Monet’s life that created the myth of a man Guy De Maupassant described as “no longer a painter but truly a hunter . . . in pursuit of impressions."

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