Gallery: Monet and Architecture

An upcoming National Gallery exhibition brings together Monet’s paintings of buildings, bridges and other architecture

This month the National Gallery is staging what it describes as ‘the first purely Monet exhibition in the UK for 20 years’. It aims to shed new light on the French artist’s work by turning attention away from his famous paintings of gardens and the sea, focusing instead on his pictures of buildings, bridges and other architecture. More than 70 paintings will be displayed in the show, with examples from the early 1860s right up to 1912, including a number of the cityscapes Monet painted of Venice, London and Paris. The exhibition will run from April 9 to July 29 and early bird tickets are available for £17. To book, go here. See below for a selection of highlights from the forthcoming show.

L’Escalier (Private Collection, photo by Christie’s)

The Water-Lily Pond (The National Gallery)

Windmills near Zaandam (Van Gogh Museum/Vincent Van Gogh Foundation, Amsterdam)

Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames (The Baltimore Museum of Art, photo by Mitro Hood)

Houses of Parliament, Sunset (Kunsthaus Zürich)

The Beach at Trouble (Allen Phillips\Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art)

Waterloo Bridge, Overcast Weather (Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane)


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