Monet’s Garden

Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum (SSM) has already brought works by numerous world-famous artists to Turkey, and now exhibits spectacular paintings by the famous French artist Claude Monet, in cooperation with the Marmottan Monet Museum. Entitled Monet’s Garden, the exhibition will be held between 9 October 2012 and 6 January 2013. Sabancı Holding is the exhibition's main sponsor, with Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler as sponsor for accommodation, and support from Vista Tourism. Flowers and nature are the themes selected for this exhibition of works by Monet, who declared, "I perhaps owe having become an artist to flowers." Attention will focus on the Giverny Garden, the garden which Monet created with his own hands and was his greatest inspiration during the last years of his life.

The exhibition consists of works from the late period of the artist who gave the impressionist movement its name; including pictures of Claude Monet’s house in the Giverny Garden, garden scenes, water lilies and his famous Japanese bridge paintings. In addition signed portraits of Monet and his wife Camille by Auguste Renoir, personal possessions and photographs will be exhibited. The exhibition gives insight into Monet's innovative approaches during an artistic career that stretched into the first quarter of the 20th century, and his rejection of tradition that inspired young artists in the 1940s and 50s.

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Water Lilies 1916-1919 Oil on canvas 200 x 180 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5117

The Beach at Pourville, Sunset 1882 Oil on canvas 60 x 73 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5008

The Path under the Rose Arches, Giverny 1920-1922 Oil on canvas 89 x 100 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5089

Portrait of Michel Monet as a Baby 1878-1879 Oil on canvas 46 x 37 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5014

The Japanese Bridge 1918 Oil on canvas 100 x 200 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5077

Weeping Willow 1921-1922 Oil on canvas 116 x 89 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5107 close Sakıp Sabancı Müzesi TR EN

Springtime, through the Branches 1878 Oil on canvas 53.8 x 65.4 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 4018

Portrait of Jean Monet 1880 Oil on canvas 46 x 37 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5021

Agapanthus 1914-1917 Oil on canvas 200 x 150 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5121

Agapanthus 1914-1917 Oil on canvas 200 x 150 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5121

Taking a Walk near Argenteuil 1875 Oil on canvas 60 x 81 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5332

Water Lilies 1903 Oil on canvas 73 x 92 cm Musée Marmottan Monet Inv. 5163