Monet's London views to be shown in major National Gallery exhibition

By Hannah Ellis-Petersen

The 2018 show will examine the French artist’s relationship with architecture, with other upcoming exhibitions focusing on Thomas Cole and the Renaissance

“Without fog, London would not be beautiful,” said Claude Monet when visiting the city in the late 1800s. So taken was the founder of impressionism with the city’s weather that he painted its bridges, parliament and river shrouded in mist, works which will be displayed next year as part of the first major UK Monet exhibition in almost two decades, at the capital’s National Gallery.

While Monet is most famous for his nature scenes, such as his series of waterlilies, the National Gallery show will be the first devoted to his relationship with architecture.

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