Art dealers Ernst Beyeler and Hilda Kunz appreciated classical modernism, collecting hundreds of paintings and sculptures. Their collection became a prominent Basel-area foundation, which opened its doors 20 years ago.
To celebrate the occasion, Fondation Beyeler is exhibiting a selection of Claude Monet's early and later works. A founder of French impressionism, Monet celebrated perceptions of nature through his experimentation with changing moods of light and color.
The exhibit opened on January 22 and runs through May 28, showing off masterpieces such as his well-known water lilies, meadows of flowers, haystacks and fog-laden rivers and coastlines. It comprises 63 works from private collections and museums including the Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Japan's Pola Museum, Metropolitan Museum in New York, and Art Institute of Chicago.