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Fondation Beyeler – Monet 5

I was extremely lucky that in the week I was in Basel, the Fondation Beyeler had an exhibition of some of Monet’s works. It was a privilege and a delight to be able to see his works up close. Museum policy forbade me from using my camera but I was able to use a friend’s point-and-shoot clicker to take these shots.

Impressionism is probably the last art movement that I can identify with and appreciate; cubism and the rest fail to move me. The ability to capture so much of the moment in their almost wild brush-strokes is sheer genius.

I tried finding a reference to this painting but my basic google search failed to give me an answer. If someone recognizes this painting please do enlighten me in the comments below. 🙂

For the rest, this work is a classic example of “capturing the moment”; the warm afternoon sun, the cool sea breeze, the rustle of the silk dress, the perfume of the bower – so much from one painting that one’s senses are almost overwhelmed.


About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


7 thoughts on “Fondation Beyeler – Monet 5

  1. Love your article 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Parkstone International | 25/10/2017, 3:13 PM
  2. I didn’t know a beautiful description like you have here can make such a wonderful difference of viewing a great painting.
    Thank you, Dr. Hb! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by Amy | 13/06/2017, 8:59 PM
  3. Wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Ivana | 13/06/2017, 3:21 PM

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