Monet Exhibition Brings Normandy To Raleigh
Posted October 12, 2006 9:03 a.m. EDT
RALEIGH, N.C. — Fifty paintings by Claude Monet are hanging in the North Carolina Museum of Art, as the museum prepares to open a three-month exhibition of the famed French impressionist's work.
The "Monet in Normandy" exhbition opens Sunday and runs through Jan. 14. The museum will provide a free sneak preview Friday.
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"He's one of the great composers in modern art," curator David Steel said. "For a museum of our size to pull this off is nothing short of a miracle."
The exhibition borrowed works from public and private collections across the world. Many of the paintings rarely travel, Steel said.
Monet revolutionized the art world by painting outdoor subjects, which few artists did around 1870. He painted the same scenes at varying times, capturing fleeting moments of light and color.
"The more time you spend with (Monet's art), the more you start to see the more there is to appreciate," Steel said. "It's an announcement that there's a whole new style of painting to come."