Was Monet the father of Abstract Expressionism?

  • February 22, 2010 12:22

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Claude Monet, Título: Puesta de sol en Étretat, 1883. Musée des beaux-arts, Nancy Foto: C. Philippot

With more than 100 works, Madrid's Thyssen-Bornemisza museum will attempt to show that French Impressionist Claude Monet influenced a stream of young artists of the post-WWII era, such as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko and Willem de Kooning.

On the Web, visit the museum's micro-site on the exhibition to view comparisons of surprisingly compatible works such as Monet's Waterlilies series of about 1916-1919 juxtaposed with Helen Frankenthaler's vibrant abstraction "Lorelei" of 1957 (Brooklyn Museum).



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