The painting is on view through mid-June in the MacKinnon Gallery of European Art
EUGENE, Ore. -- (April 14, 2015) – “Matinée sur la Seine, effet de brume” or “Morning on the Seine, fog effect” by Impressionist painter Claude Monet is on view through mid-June at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art on the University of Oregon campus.
The painting is one of a series of twenty-one paintings depicting the river Seine near his home in Giverny, France. As with his other series paintings (of Rouen Cathedral, poplars, haystacks, and his beloved water lily pond), Monet’s aim was to capture the effect of changing light at different times of the day and across the seasons. To create this work, Monet rose at 3:30 to be on the river just before dawn in a flat-bottomed boat he had outfitted as a painting studio.
Although he began the project in 1896, bad weather caused delays, and it took him almost a year to finish. The entire series of paintings was exhibited to great acclaim at Galerie Georges Petit, Paris, in June 1898.
The work is on view in the MacKinnon Gallery of European Art as part of the JSMA’s Masterworks on Loan program. Also on view are works by Josef Albers, Helen Frankenthaler, Roy Lichtenstein, Amedeo Modigliani, Gerhard Richter, Joaquin Sorolla, among others. A complete list can be found at http://jsma.uoregon.edu/mol.
About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art
The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public. The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, the Americas and Europe as well as changing special exhibition galleries. The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.
About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.
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Links: Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, http://jsma.uoregon.edu