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San Diego Museum of Art

REFLECTIONS OF MONET

Through January 21

  Reflections on Monet: Maximilien Luce, Notre Dame, ca. 1900. Oil on canvas. The San Diego Museum of Art; Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Maxwell Gluck. 1985.77.

Reflections on Monet: Maximilien Luce, Notre Dame, ca. 1900. Oil on canvas. The San Diego Museum of Art; Gift of Ambassador and Mrs. Maxwell Gluck. 1985.77.

Art aficionados have a unique opportunity to experience the beauty and splendor of French Impressionism with a special viewing of Claude Monet’s 1904 painting “Le Bassin de Nympheas.” In the artist’s never-ending quest to portray the constantly changing qualities of light and color in nature, he created approximately 250 studies of the lily pond in his garden at Giverny. Currently on display in the Gluck Gallery on the second floor of the museum, the mesmerizing canvas can be viewed alongside three Post-Impressionist works of art from SDMA’s permanent collection.  -B.F.