Ninth volume in the Frick Diptych series features an essay by Susan Grace Galassi, curator emerita at The Frick Collection, paired with a contribution from renowned artist Olafur Eliasson
Claude Monet’s Vétheuil in Winter (1878–79), painted during the artist’s first winter in the village, depicts his new home on the Seine, seen from the opposite bank of the river. Monet’s two and a half years in Vétheuil, a small farming community northwest of Paris, saw two severe winters, the inspiration for this impressionist masterpiece, which is the subject of this ninth volume in the Frick Diptych series.
Susan Grace Galassi has written an insightful and engaging essay about Monet’s difficult but productive time in Vétheuil, which saw the death of his wife Camille. The Frick’s Monet painting, the only work by the artist in the collection, is the basis for other significant canvases made during his stay in the village in both winter and summer. Galassi’s essay is accompanied by a text and intriguing new work—Colour experiment no. 109—by the artist Olafur Eliasson (b. 1967), created in response to the Monet painting. Eliasson’s work will be shown at the Frick next to the painting that inspired it.
Olafur Eliasson is an Icelandic-Danish artist and founder of Studio Olafur Eliasson
Susan Grace Galassi is curator emerita, The Frick Collection, New York
Table of Contents
- Director’s Foreword
- A Space without Beginning and End by Olafur Eliasson
- Frozen Splendor: Monet’s Vétheuil in Winter by Susan Grace Galassi
- Image Credits