Claude Monet, “Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de Fleurs),” circa 1876, oil on canvas, 23 3/8 x 32 inches, Detroit Institute of Arts

The Detroit Institute of Arts recently mounted an intimate exhibition surrounding a brilliant painting by this Impressionist master.

On view now through March 4, “Monet: Framing Life” is a brilliant focus-exhibition that surrounds the Impressionist master’s “Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs).” Monet painted this work while living in the Paris suburb of Argenteuil between late 1871 and early 1878. “His time in Argenteuil was especially productive,” the museum suggests, “for it was there that he and fellow avant-garde painters formed the Impressionists.”

Along with “Rounded Flower Bed,” the exhibition presents 10 other Argenteuil paintings by Monet and fellow Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir. In particular, the exhibition seeks to highlight the importance of “Rounded Flower Bed” and how it fits into the history of Monet’s work and the Impressionist movement.

To learn more, visit the Detroit Institute of Arts.

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