Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River

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"Argenteuil" by Claude Monet. Photo by Franck Raux© RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource/NY.
“Argenteuil” by Claude Monet. Photo by Franck Raux© RMN-Grand Palais/Art Resource/NY.

Opens Sunday, June 29

The Seine River runs through France for more than 480 miles, from near the city of Dijon, through Paris and on to the English Channel. Somewhere along its path, Claude Monet first anchored his creativity into its waters.

Throughout his life, Monet painted scenes along the river. Progressively, his paintings became studies of atmosphere and light, yet the artist always captured in his work a poetic quality of the Seine that begged another look.

Viewers will have the chance to see the Seine through his eyes in the exhibition Monet and the Seine: Impressions of a River at Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa. The show opened June 29.

A founder of that late 19th century art movement called Impressionism, Monet was celebrated for breaking with classical-inspired art traditions and techniques that dom