Seattle Art Museum
A new exhibition at Seattle Art Museum offers a unique perspective on one of history’s most famous painters.
Monet at Étretat focuses on two brief periods in Claude Monet’s epic career, when he visited the small town on the Normandy Coast in France.
“It’s a really beautiful, spectacular setting that is famous for enormous limestone cliffs,” said curator Chiyo Ishikawa. “He paints two basic things: the cliffs themselves and then he’s also interested in the daily life of the village. Monet is from the Normandy coast and he’s really familiar with marine life and boats and he kind of identifies with the fishermen.”
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