Rarely Seen Impressionist Art Will Now See the Light of Day

Rarely Seen Impressionist Art Will Now See the Light of Day
From February 13 until July 6, 2014, the Musée Marmottan-Monet will reveal impressionist art that has not often been seen before.

Claude Monet is considered to be one of the most groundbreaking and important artists of all time, and his role in the impressionist movement was an essential one. In order to celebrate the 80th anniversary of a museum dedicated to his work, the Musée Marmottan-Monet, a very special exhibit has been planned. Entitled, 'The Impressionists in Private,' the exhibit will reveal the importance of those who inherited the remarkable works created by impressionists artists.

It is these benefactors who were in the position to donate the important pieces that made the founding of the museum possible. The exhibit also highlights the role of collectors of fine art. Thanks to such collectors, the museum can show off a large number of impressionist masterpieces that have rarely been seen by the public.

Roughly 100 works are part of the exhibit — 80 tableaux and 20 sketches. These pieces are displayed chronologically in order to give visitors a sense of the evolution of the impressionist movement. The exhibit's pieces were specially chosen to be in harmony with art that is in the museum's permanent collection.

Guests staying at one of the Grands Hôtels Parisiens have the chance to visit the 'Impressionnistes en Privé' exhibit during their stay in Paris. Located on the Rue Louis-Boilly in the 16th arrondissement, the Musée Marmottan-Monet is easily accessible by Line 9 of the metro or Line C of the RER. This also gives visitors the chance to see the 16th arrondissement, a primarily residential neighborhood that is nonetheless interesting to get a glimpse of in order to see how some Parisians really live in the City of Light.