Date(s) - 9 Oct, 2021 - 30 Jan, 2022
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Aquarium of Milan
About the exhibition
Held in contemporary with the exhibition “Monet. Works from Paris’ Musée Marmottan Monet” hosted at Palazzo Reale, Milan’s Aquarium pays tribute to one of Monet‘s favourite subjects with the exhibition “The Aquarium and Water Lilies. From Nature to the Art of Monet”.
The project investigates and examines the botanical-naturalistic dimension of the theme of water lilies: water flowers are the protagonists in the pictorial work of the master of Impressionism.
Into more details
The exhibition introduces the visitor to a dreamlike space, light and softly coloured, just like those of the water lilies, Monet’s favourite plants. All this in the ideal setting of Milan’s Aquario Civico, whose early 20th-century Art Nouveau external facades are covered with large ceramic tiles reproducing themes and subjects from the aquatic world: fish, floral motifs, water plants and above all water lilies.
The scientific study of the exhibition focuses on the description of the morphological structures of adaptation of these plants to the aquatic environment, as well as the botanical data sheets of the species reproduced by the Richard Ginori ceramic brand.
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