Claude Monet,

Le bassin aux nymphéas (c. 1917–20)

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What is so magical about Monet’s Water Lilies?

The display of Claude Monet’s water-lily pond triptych was a key consideration in the architectural design of the Fondation Beyeler museum right from the earliest planning stages. Ernst Beyeler was determined to create an exhibition space worthy of this undisputed masterpiece. The resulting Monet Room allows the 9-meter-long composition to reveal its full magnificence under optimum lighting conditions. In Monet’s Le bassin aux nymphéas, a late work of around 1917–20, water, sky, vegetation, light and color flow each into the next. Nature is without a horizon; it appears boundless.

ANSICHTEN no. 2 takes an in-depth look at this water-lily triptych. Detailed descriptions, technical data, special features, background information, and questions of interpretation all fall within the scope of this booklet.

The ANSICHTEN (‘VIEWS’) series has been created for art lovers and teachers. Packed with insights, the series allows you to explore the works in the Fondation Beyeler in greater depth. 

Each ANSICHTEN volume also contains a section specifically designed for art educators. This part of the book suggests ideas for practical exercises and experiments that can be performed in the museum, in the classroom or at home.

The ANSICHTEN series published by the Fondation Beyeler is an enjoyable and entertaining way of deepening your knowledge of a work of art.

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Details The booklet comprises 24 pages and contains numerous full-color illustrations
Language Only available in German