We all know about them, of course. The garden paintings of French Impressionist Claude Monet (1840-1926) are famous around the world. But how many of us have seen the actual canvases, with their explosions of colour? The last major Monet exhibitions in the Netherlands were held back in 1952 at the Gemeentemuseum and in 1986 at the Van Gogh Museum. In fact, many of Monet’s renowned garden paintings have never been seen in the Netherlands at all. High time, we think, for a great tribute at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag.
(12 October 2019 – 2 February 2020)