Monet and the First Forays into Abstraction


Without Claude Monet, there is no Mark Rothko, no Jackson Pollock, no Clyfford Still. His masterful rendering of light, bold coloration and gestural brushwork were not just resplendent, they represented the first forays into abstraction. On this episode of Expert Voices, Brooke Lampley discusses Monet’s Coin du bassin aux nymphéas, which will be offered as a highlight of Sotheby's Modern Evening Auction on 16 November. Coin du bassin aux nymphéas represents one of the very best of Monet’s late works and exemplifies his tremendous influence on the generation of artists who would follow.

More from Sotheby's

Stay informed with Sotheby’s top stories, videos, events & news.

Receive the best from Sotheby’s delivered to your inbox.

By subscribing you are agreeing to Sotheby’s Privacy Policy. You can unsubscribe from Sotheby’s emails at any time by clicking the “Manage your Subscriptions” link in any of your emails.