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Historic Monet exhibition at Paris Grand Palais until January

The most important Monet exhibit in over 30 years is currently taking place right now until January 24, 2011 at the Grand Palais in Paris. You can get more information on the official website. It covers from his career’s work, with over 160 paintings from private collections and museums all over the world. As the New York Times states below, even President Sarkozy has voiced his support for this part of the French national heritage. Reserve online.

“Quai du Louvre,” from around 1867, part of a major re-evaluation of Claude Monet’s work now at the Grand Palais in Paris.

Paris Rediscovers Monet’s Magic at Grand Palais
New York Times – Oct. 4, 2010

“…The biggest art spectacle in Europe this fall, with some 160 paintings, it is, believe it or not, the first full-dress overview Paris has staged in decades, the first chance anywhere to see the whole sweep of his work in some time. The French are treating it like a national celebration. President Nicolas Sarkozy contributed a note to the catalog extolling this “unmistakable emblem of the international influence of French culture.” The exhibition would have been a box office smash even if it had corralled fewer of Monet’s benchmarks.

It happens to be ravishing…”

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