Musee Marmottan Monet Overview:
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Musee Marmottan Monet Location and Contact Information:
2 rue Louis-Boilly
Metro: La Muette (Line 9) or RER C (Boulainvilliers)
Tel : +33 (0)1 44 96 50 33
Musee Marmottan Monet Opening Hours and Tickets:
Open: Tuesday through Sunday, 10am to 6pm. Open Thursday until 8pm. Closed Mondays and certain French bank holidays (check ahead).
Tickets: Check current admission prices here. Admission is free for children under the age of 7.
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Highlights of the Permanent Collection:
The some 130 works are viewed in a specially dedicated room in the museum tracing the Monet's artistic development and influences. We move from Monet's early years, when he had yet to find his personal form of expression and produced rather conventional portraits, caricatures and city scenes, and slowly observe as his works take on his now legendary, signature style, culminating in the paintings inspired by the artist's garden at Giverny, outside Paris.
Lesser-known works give visitors a sense of the artist's true breadth and capacity to work with color and light in surprising and breathtaking ways. From industrial scenes given a troubling beauty (railway stations in Paris, the Charing Cross Bridge in London), to subtly melancholy paintings of Normand seaside scenes (the Trouville Beach, various scenes of the sea in movement), Monet's ability to capture the inherent beauty in small moments and details comes forth strongly in the collection.
Other Works in the CollectionThe Museum also features a room with some 90 paintings from lesser-known Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot, providing an opportunity to get to know the work of a no-doubt under-appreciated artist from Monet's wider circle of influence.
Noteworthy works from fellow impressionists Gauguin, Corot, Boudin, Renoir, Guillaumin, and Carrière are among the works highlighted in the "Monet's Friends" section of the permanent collection.