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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Argenteuil in Chicago

Magnet #506 - Monet's The Artist's House at Argenteuil, 1873

Someone sent this in the mail to me, as a magnetic card!

The house in this painting is one that Monet rented in Argenteuil - that's Camille in the doorway, and his kid Jean, with the little hoop. And, there in the front, are giant blue and white planters that they bought in Holland. Supposedly, this is where Monet discovered his green thumb.

I haven't yet seen this painting, but soon, maybe. It's in the Art Institute of Chicago's collection.

I'm anxious to go visit the AIC, because of their new Modern Wing. It's a Renzo Piano building, and it's had some mixed reviews, though mostly positive. For $283 million, it's probably going to be one of the last of the great art museum additions for a while.

But, it does look supercool, no?
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