Monet – Lost in Translation

Published by Hirmer, Munich 2015


The Art Cente Basel is pleased to present the accompanying catalogue for our exhibition ‘Monet – Lost in Translation’ at ARoS Art Museum in Aarhus, Denmark, from October 09, 2015 to January 10, 2016.


This publication juxtaposes the work of the most famous Impressionists, from Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro and Auguste Renoir to Paul Gauguin. Edgar Degas, who is often considered to have been an Impressionist because he exhibited his work alongside theirs, is also represented. Some of the cityscapes refl ect the hustle and bustle of Paris while atmospheric landscapes invite viewers to fall into reveries. The publication illustrates not only the key works by these famous artists, but also the oeuvres of the trailblazers of this so-called en plein-air painting, Camille Corot and Gustave Courbet as well as Eugène Boudin and others. The famous haystacks series created by Claude Monet and his breath-taking water lilies paintings in Giverny are the publication’s greatest highlight.


Editor: Suzanne Greub


Contributing authors: 

Michael Clarke (Director, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh), Anne Distel (Art Historian, Formerly Musée d’Orsay, Paris), Laurence Madeline (Chief Curator, Musées d’Art et d’Histoire de Genève), Erlend Høyersten (Director, ARoS Art Museum, Aarhus), Sylvie Patin (Curator, Musée d’Orsay, Paris), James H. Rubin (Professor of Art History, State University of New York), Karin Sagner (Curator and Author, Munich), and Clare Willsdon (Professor of Art History, University of Glasgow)



English/Danish edition: 240 pages with 117 colour illustrations, hard-cover 24,5 x 29,5 cm, ISBN 978-3-7774-2428-6