Monet: Framing Life


This intimate exhibition focuses on an important painting in the DIA collection—Claude Monet’s Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) from 1876, formerly known as Gladioli and recently retitled based on new research. Monet created this work during his residency in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878. Monet’s time in Argenteuil was especially productive, for it was here that he and fellow avant-garde painters formed the group now known as the Impressionists. By bringing the DIA’s painting together with 10 other Argenteuil paintings by Monet and fellow impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir, the exhibition presents a more comprehensive story about the creation of Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs) and how it fits into Monet’s body of work as well as the history of Impressionism more broadly. This exhibition is organized by the Detroit Institute of Arts.

Start Date
Sunday, October 22, 2017
End Date
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Detroit Institute of Art

Monet: Framing Life

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