The exhibition “Monet – Mitchell” create an unprecendented “dialogue” between the works of two exceptional artists, Claude Monet (1840-1926), with his Water Lilies, and Joan Mitchell (1925-1992). Both left their mark not only on their epoch but also on subsequent generations of painters.
The “Monet – Mitchell” exhibition present each artist’s unique response to a shared landscape, which they illustrate in a particularly immersive and sensual manner. In his last paintings, the Water Lilies, Monet aimed to recreate in his studio the motifs he observed at length on the surface of his water lily pond in Giverny. Joan Mitchell, on the other hand, would explore a memory or a sense of the emotions she felt while in a particular place that was dear to her, perceptions that remained vivid beyond space and time. She would create these abstract compositions at La Tour, her studio in Vétheuil, a small French village.
Through some 60 emblematic works by both artists, the exhibition offers the public an enchanting and immersive journey, emphasised by striking visual and thematic parallels.
The “Monet-Mitchell” exhibition is a scientific partnership with the Musée Marmottan Monet.
Suzanne Pagé, Artistic Director of the Fondation Louis Vuitton
Curators of the exhibition
Marianne Mathieu, Head Curator of the Musée Marmottan Monet and Angeline Scherf, Curator at the Fondation Louis Vuitton