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Houston gearing up for Claude Monet exhibition

Houston gearing up for Claude Monet exhibition
3 Sep 2014

A range of Claude Monet works is set to appear in Houston, Texas later this year, at an upcoming art event in the city.

Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River will include works belonging to the Mornings on the Seine series, as well as other pieces by the artist, themed around the same river.

It's going to be opening October 26th this year, continuing until February 1st 2015.

The show will include 52 Claude Monet works. The first ones people will see in the display show people at leisure around the river, and pictures of life and cityscapes.

Later in the show, visitors will see pieces from the series Monet made from 1896 to 1897, Mornings on the Seine.

These paintings use the same place on the river as a subject, and show dawn breaking.

Monet has been quoted as saying: "I have painted the Seine throughout my life, at every hour, at every season. I have never tired of it: for me the Seine is always new."

In a famous moment, the artist, indicating the river, was heard to say "this is my studio".

The exhibition will open following a less extensive version coming to an end at Tulsa's Philbrook Museum of Art. This version is more purely about the Mornings on the Seine works, and can be seen up to September 21st this year.

Talking about the Houston version, Museum of Fine Arts director, Gary Tinterow, commented: "This beautiful show brings together more than 50 works loaned from almost as many locations, from rural Shelburne, Vermont, to Shizuoka, Japan."

The works give people an intimate impression of the river, which is among the subjects that were "most essential" to Claude Monet's artistic identity, he added.ADNFCR-408-ID-801746501-ADNFCR

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