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Lesson Plans

Monet exhibit

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Merrilee Gladkosky (gladrag)
Fri, 13 Nov 1998 00:18:34 -0800

Hello, all...
I had the pleasure of visiting the Boston Museum of Fine Art's
Monet exhibit which focuses on his later years, from 1900 on. I
couldn't get over the number of people there and the impact the "flow"
of the exhibit had. We entered through a gallery with several paintings
of his later years which seemed to be in darker colors, moved into a
gallery of his impressions of Venice and then to a room filled with
approximately 20 paintings of water lilies completed around 1907. The
exhibition culminated in a room of 5 large panels of the "grande
decorations"...For me, it was a spiritual experience. I hurried back to
the beginning and walked through again, just experiencing it all, or at
least trying to. Since Monet was born on November 14, 1840, and today
is November 13, 1998, I wondered if we could share some thoughts about
his work and sharing it in our classrooms. How do you introduce Monet?
I hope some of you have had a chance to see this exhibit and would be
interested in how you experienced it.

Merrilee, in Connecticut where the frost is on the leaves and the leaves
are still waiting to be raked.

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