Art enthusiasts may want to make a beeline to Sha Tin: The Hong Kong Heritage Museum is showcasing “Claude Monet: The Spirit of Place” in partnership with Réunion des Musées Nationaux – Grand Palaiu to pay tribute to Monet’s lasting legacy. Running until July 11, 2016, the exhibition will bring together the French artist’s most emblematic artwork across several stages of his life.
Best known for pioneering the Impressionist movement, Monet (1840-1926) employed an easily identifiable style using bold brushstrokes and ethereal colors in his paintings, pastels and tapestries. Featured paintings at the exhibition include works from the “Water Lilies” series (1840-1926), “The Break-Up of the Ice at Vétheuil,” facing Lavacourt (1880) and “Effect of Spring,” Giverny (1890). For those interested in learning more about Monet’s life, the exhibition also offers audio-visual guides narrating different periods in the artist’s life and explaining the historical significance of his work.
Aside from the iconic artwork, the museum has also built an immersive experience in the educational gallery called “The Spirit of Place – A Walk-through into the Art of Claude Monet.” The experience aims to transport fans into the artist’s world by recreating parts of Monet’s garden, studio and home.
Through July 11, 2016. 1/F, Thematic Galleries 3-5, Hong Kong Heritage Museum, 1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin. Tickets from $10 on Wednesday; $20 rest of week. The museum is closed on Tuesdays.