Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Mary meets Monet

Crown Princess Mary tours the Monet exhibition she opened on August 23rd 2016 
(photo Royal House Denmark)

He's one of the best known Impressionist painters with works famous around the world and this week, the biggest ever exhibition of Monet's paintings to be held in Scandinavia was opened by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.

Mary officially opened the display of paintings at the Ordrupgaard Museum in Charlottenlund, just north of Copenhagen, on August 23rd 2016.  The exhibition focuses on the series paintings created by Claude Monet with many of his most iconic images included in the event.

Mary was met by the French ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray, who made a speech before the Crown Princess cut the ribbon to officially open the exhibition which runs at the Ordrupgaard Museum until December 4th 2016.

The royal visitor got a chance to see many of Monet's works, including some of his water lilies, as she toured the exhibition which has already proved hugely popular. Wearing a rather watercolour outfit of blue and white, Mary chatted with some of those involved in putting the display together. It was part of a busy week for Mary who is now back on full royal duty after the summer holidays and what better way to start than with some of the most famous art in the world.

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