Monet and Abstraction re-examines the work of the Impressionist painter Claude Monet in the light of his crucial role in the development of Abstract Expressionism and other forms of painterly abstraction in the first decades of the second half of the twentieth century. Monet was able to transform the Impressionists’ observation of nature into a new apprehension of the artistic medium, and his manner of expressing his own subjective experience through purely pictorial means brought him to the threshold of abstraction.

From 23 February to 30 May 2010.