Art Spotting: For No Particular Reason

Written by Casey

Monet eye candy – For no particular reason.

I recently returned from a fun little get-away to Paris, France. The trip was short so prior I made a list of everything I wanted to do and see. Having been greatly inspired by Woody Allen’s Midnight In Paris, specificaslly the scene where Gil is walking around the Musee de l’Orangerie trying to one-up Paul the abnocious art savant, I was really intrigued to see the iconic room where Monet’s water lilies were on display.

Through the generosity of Mrs. Donop de Monchy (Monet’s Friends) and Michel Monet, the Marmottan Monet Museum owns the largest Monet collection, from Impression, Sunrise to Giverny’s Water Lilies. This collection, presented in a room specially built for this purpose, gives the public the unique opportunity to admire all the significant stages of the master painter’s career and follow the evolution of his technique: from his youth caricatures of Le Havre’s personalities or Parisian critics, to the paintings inspired by his Giverny garden.

Images and info via Musee Marmottan Monet

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BLEU. She's an oasis child busy being born in New York. She lives in the East Village and spends time writing, reading, making movies, shopping at Chrome Hearts and Opening Ceremony. You might find her indulging at Momofuku, or, she is spinning off those calories at Equinox while simultaneously doing homework.

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