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Monet's 'The Water-Lily Pond'

At York Art Gallery

From 10 May 2024

York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery, North Yorkshire, has a collection of paintings spanning more than 600 years. Works range from 14th-century Italian panels and 17th-century Dutch masterpieces, to Victorian narrative paintings, and 20th-century works by LS Lowry and David Hockney.

They also hold the most extensive and representative collection of British studio ceramics, thanks to the acquisition of collections from Dean Milner-White, WA Ismay and Henry Rothschild, and the recent long term loan of Anthony Shaw’s collection.

Monet, 'The Water-Lily Pond'

Monet’s 'Water Lily Pond' has inspired an exhibition at York Art Gallery, which will bring together key loans alongside collection works, and a large-scale commission by contemporary artist Michaela Yearwood-Dan.

The radical nature and development of Monet’s work will be explored within the context of his beloved gardens at Giverny, and the rich tradition of 19th-century French open-air painting.

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