From 13 April to 21 August 2022, the Musée Marmottan Monet presents an exhibition entitled The Theatre of Emotions. Bringing together almost eighty works dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, coming from both private collections and prestigious French and international museums, the exhibition retraces the history of emotions and their pictorial expression from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century. The fruit of a collaboration between Georges Vigarello, historian and philosophy professor, and Dominique Lobstein, art historian, the exhibition provides a new perspective on these works by contextualizing their creation.
The Marmottan Monet museum invites for its 5th opus of the Unexpected Dialogues, the plastic artist Hélène Delprat. She has chosen – without turning her back on him – not to dialogue with Claude Monet, but strangely enough to speak at a table, that of the dining room. In its center, a surprising gilded bronze top, created by Pierre-Philippe Thomire, goldsmith under the Empire. What can we tell the Bacchantes, the putti and other naked goddesses who dance on this table? We’ll find out when we visit the space reserved for Les Dialogues Inattendus, which Hélène Delprat has transformed into a ﬁlm setting that has more in common with the atmosphere of Chapeau Melon et bottes de cuir than with the grand bourgeois atmosphere of Paul Marmottan’s private hotel. Mirrors, stalactites, clay and paper objects, gold chains and swords, busts, models, vases recently decorated at the Manufacture de Sèvres, will be gathered on a too large table transformed into a theater of operations to discover from April 26 to October 16, 2022.
The magnificent townhouse with its perfectly preserved Empire-style decor was once owned by Paul Marmottan and is now home to the Musée Marmottan Monet. In addition to its collection of pre-modern paintings, sculptures and illuminations, it boasts the world’s leading collections of works by Claude Monet and Berthe Morisot. This outstanding Impressionist treasure is further enriched by works from Delacroix, Boudin, Manet, Degas, Caillebotte, Sisley, Pissarro, Gauguin and Rodin, with Chagall representing the modernist period.
The Museum houses the world’s biggest collection of works by Monet. Alongside the iconic Impression, Sunrise, some hundred masterpieces bequeathed by the painter’s family and close friends offer an unmatched panorama of the art of the leading Impressionist, from landscapes in Argenteuil to Rouen Cathedral and on to a unique ensemble of Water Lilies and views of the garden in Giverny. Come and let Monet’s secret garden work its charm!
Dashingly executed in pastel tones, bucolic scenes, rural landscapes and portraits of “young girls in flower” illustrate the talent of Berthe Morisot, the first woman Impressionist. This ensemble bequeathed by her descendants constitutes the biggest public collection of this artist’s work, unmatched anywhere in the world. It comprises more than 25 oil paintings as well as rare watercolours and pastels. A remarkable collection and a real must for visitors.
Experience a unique event by organising unforgettable dinners, cocktails or breakfasts in the Salle Claude Monet or Salons Marmottan, where your guests can savour our permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in an exclusive setting.