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Monet: Places
February 22, 2020 to June 01, 2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places.

He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition was shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

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Photo: David von Becker, © Museum Barberini

Photo: David von Becker, © Museum Barberini

February 22, 2020 to June 01, 2020

For his landscape paintings, Claude Monet revisited the same places over and over again and completed extensive series of works from a single location. During his travels he created numerous paintings at the coast of Normandy, in Zaandam in the Netherlands or in London and Venice. He was not interested in picturesque landmarks but in the changing light and weather conditions and the different effects they had on these particular places.

He took pleasure in motifs such as parks, gardens, and waterlilies that surrounded him where he lived in Paris, Argenteuil, Vétheuil, and Giverny, using them to further his exploration of light and color. Organized in cooperation with the Denver Art Museum the exhibition was shown in Denver under the title Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature from October 20, 2019 to February 2, 2020.

Photo: David von Becker, © Museum Barberini

Photo: David von Becker, © Museum Barberini

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Jasper Johns: The 100 Monotypes
February 29 – June 1, 2020

Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the leading artists of American Pop art. Well-known for his large-format paintings in bright, vibrant colors, he was also a prolific printmaker, and his graphic work puts the peintre-graveur on a par with Goya and Picasso. On the occasion of his 90th birthday on May 15, 2020, the Museum Barberini will present his most recent series, The 100 Monotypes, originally created with the intention of accompanying his catalogue raisonné (Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 2017).

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Jasper Johns, 8, Catalogue Raisonné, 2015 © Jasper Johns/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Porter Gillespie

Jasper Johns, 8, Catalogue Raisonné, 2015 © Jasper Johns/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Porter Gillespie

February 29 – June 1, 2020

Jasper Johns (b. 1930) is one of the leading artists of American Pop art. Well-known for his large-format paintings in bright, vibrant colors, he was also a prolific printmaker, and his graphic work puts the peintre-graveur on a par with Goya and Picasso. On the occasion of his 90th birthday on May 15, 2020, the Museum Barberini will present his most recent series, The 100 Monotypes, originally created with the intention of accompanying his catalogue raisonné (Wildenstein Plattner Institute, 2017).

Jasper Johns, 8, Catalogue Raisonné, 2015 © Jasper Johns/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Porter Gillespie

Jasper Johns, 8, Catalogue Raisonné, 2015 © Jasper Johns/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, Photo: Porter Gillespie

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Rembrandt’s Orient
June 27 until October 11, 2020

West Meets East in Dutch Art of the 17th Century

Thanks to its extensive trade with Asia, Africa, and the Levant, the city of Amsterdam was a vast emporium of goods from the Near and Far East. Dutch writers and publishers added to these material objects an intellectual and historical context for a better understanding of the Orient. Rembrandt and other painters of the Dutch Golden Age drew freely from these sources to enrich their art.

In collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Basel

Rembrandt van Rijn and studio (possibly Govaert Flinck), Man in oriental traditional dress (detail), ca. 1635, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Rembrandt van Rijn and studio (possibly Govaert Flinck), Man in oriental traditional dress (detail), ca. 1635, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

June 27 until October 11, 2020

West Meets East in Dutch Art of the 17th Century

Thanks to its extensive trade with Asia, Africa, and the Levant, the city of Amsterdam was a vast emporium of goods from the Near and Far East. Dutch writers and publishers added to these material objects an intellectual and historical context for a better understanding of the Orient. Rembrandt and other painters of the Dutch Golden Age drew freely from these sources to enrich their art.

In collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Basel

Rembrandt van Rijn and studio (possibly Govaert Flinck), Man in oriental traditional dress (detail), ca. 1635, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Rembrandt van Rijn and studio (possibly Govaert Flinck), Man in oriental traditional dress (detail), ca. 1635, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Andrew W. Mellon Collection

Impressionism in Russia: Dawn of the Avant-Garde
November 7, 2020, until February 28, 2021

Many Russian artists were inspired by the painting techniques of the French impressionists. They painted en plein air and tried to capture the fleeting moment in their works. Other painters, who later became the avant-garde, developed their own new art from impressionist studies of light.

In collaboration with The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Ilja Repin, At the Boundary. Vera Repina with Her Children, 1879, oil on canvas, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Ilja Repin, At the Boundary. Vera Repina with Her Children, 1879, oil on canvas, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

November 7, 2020, until February 28, 2021

Many Russian artists were inspired by the painting techniques of the French impressionists. They painted en plein air and tried to capture the fleeting moment in their works. Other painters, who later became the avant-garde, developed their own new art from impressionist studies of light.

In collaboration with The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

Ilja Repin, At the Boundary. Vera Repina with Her Children, 1879, oil on canvas, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Ilja Repin, At the Boundary. Vera Repina with Her Children, 1879, oil on canvas, The State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow.

Retrospect

2019

Vincent van Gogh: Still Life with a Plate of Onions, 1889, Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo

Bernhard Heisig (1925–2011), Frederick the Great, oil on canvas, 70 x 50 cm. © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn