THIS UNPRECEDENTED EXHIBITION
challenges the conventional, long-held understanding of Claude Monet's artistic process and life. Drawing upon recently discovered documents and a body of graphic work largely unknown to the public and scholars alike, the exhibition reveals that Monet (1840–1926) relied extensively upon drafting in the development of his paintings in addition to painting his subjects directly. Monet has long been seen as an anti-draftsman, having denied the role of drawing in his working method in an effort to advance his public image as an Impressionist.
The Unknown Monet: Pastels and Drawings
was organized by the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute in association with the
Royal Academy of Arts, London.
Lead sponsorship is provided by
Additional support has been provided by Faber-Castell, by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and Humanities, and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.