The Clark juxtaposes American and French masters

Monet’s work “Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile,” is currently showing alongside Elsworth Kelly’s works at the Clark. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

Monet’s work “Rocks at Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile,” is currently showing alongside Elsworth Kelly’s works at the Clark. Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe.

Currently on view at the Sterling and Francine Clark Institute is the exhibition Monet/Kelly, which presents the work of French Impressionist artist Claude Monet and American contemporary abstract artist Ellsworth Kelly. While the show is small and sparse, the work reveals the influence that one great artist can have on another. The purpose of the show is to portray Monet‘s and other impressionist artists’ influence on Kelly, whose style is completely different from that of the Impressionist movement.

Kelly spent six years living in France, from 1948-54. During his stay, he took a trip to Giverny, where Monet had worked during his

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