Monet Retrospektive in Paris

2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

I went to Paris last weekend to see the great Monet exhibition, which is on display at the Grand Palais. They were able to get hold of over 200 paintings, from all over the world. The exhibition gives an excellent insight in Monets work and I was very impressed.
Impressing also are the visitors numbers. App. 7000 visitors a day are coming! This is definately way to much, because you’re not able to have a look from the distance, so this doesn’t do justice to the pictures.
Well, this way I had to study closely his painting style and all the sudden I realized one of his working methods. Monet used beautifully mixed colored greys. Loads of broken color in every single picture. Beautiful, beautiful greys: It seems to be so simple…

2010 © Astrid Volquardsen

2 Responses

  1. loriann

    ahhh……The secret is out! beautiful grays…..the harmonizers! Sounds like a wonderful exhibition.

  2. Astrid Volquardsen

    Hi Loriann,
    I actually during the exhibition you and Richard McKinley came on my mind. Beautiful greys, broken color: as you said, the harmonizers.
    One picture I thought you would have liked very much: Giverny in fog.