Photographing Monet's Gardens: Five Contemporary Views
July 31 - November 1, 2015
Exhibition of contemporary photographs : Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault, Bernard Plossu, Stephen Shore
Claude Monet’s garden in Giverny is probably one of the most photographed subjects in the world. This exhibition offers an unprecedented look at this mythic place through the works of five internationally renowned contemporary photographers. The works of Stephen Shore record the restoration of Monet’s garden between 1977 and 1982. More recently, artists Darren Almond, Elger Esser, Henri Foucault and Bernard Plossu each appropriated the garden, contemplating the magic of the place, with its ephemeral and ever-changing beauties. A source of inspiration, the garden became a space of experimentation for these artists, and their photographs invite viewers to reconsider our individual perception of time. The exhibition brings together approximately ninety works of small, medium, and large formats.
Discover the video of the exhibition (only in French)
We are grateful to the Conseil départemental de l'Eure for this video and especially to Fabien Anquetin.
Curator: Jeanne Fouchet‐Nahas, Curator of Photographic Shows, assisted by Vanessa Lecomte, Associate curator, musée des impressionnismes Giverny.