Monet and the First Forays into Abstraction

Without Claude Monet, there is no Mark Rothko, no Jackson Pollock, no Clyfford Still. His masterful rendering of light, bold coloration and gestural brushwork were not just resplendent, they represented the first forays into abstraction. On this episode of Expert Voices, Brooke Lampley discusses Monet’s Coin du bassin aux nymphéas, which will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby's Modern Evening Auction on 16 November. Coin du bassin aux nymphéas represents one of the very best of Monet’s late works and exemplifies his tremendous influence on the generation of artists who would follow.

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