Documentary Film: I, Claude Monet





Seventh Art Productions and EXHIBITION ON SCREEN present a new film I, Claude Monet, in cinemas from 21 February 2017.

Explore the life and letters of one of the most influential and successful painters of the 19th and early 20th centuries.


Award-winning director Phil Grabsky provides this fresh look at arguably one of the world's favourite artists.

Based on over 2,500 letters to Monet's fellow painters, lovers and friends, the docu-film offers fascinating insight into the father of Impressionism.


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Letter from Claude Monet to Berthe Morisot, 1888 (pen & ink on paper), Claude Monet (1840-1926) / Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, France


 Claude Monet in his house (b/w photo), French Photographer / Private Collection / Roger-Viollet, Paris



The artist's life is a gripping tale - despite his vibrant, colourful images, he suffered from depression, loneliness and even suicidal thoughts. Thankfully he found some peace and tranquility in his art and in his passion for gardening.

His oeuvre of works and beautiful Giverny garden are an enduring testament to his brilliance, even though in his own humility Monet never seemed quite satisfied with his own work.



I, Claude Monet was shot on location throughout Europe at the very spots he painted, giving an intimate cinematic exploration of some of the most loved scenes in western art. Grabsky recalls, 'it took a lot of time and effort to film and find the exact places [...] but it was important to do to see how Monet interpreted a view into paint on a canvas, which is fabulous.'


View of San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice by Twilight, 1908, Claude Monet (1840-1926) / Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo, Japan / Peter Willi



The film will be showing at various cinemas across the UK. Tickets for the film can be purchased directly from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the company who brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to cinemas.

It is a ground-breaking series that lets art lovers worldwide delight in some of history's greatest ever painters on the big screen, in stunning high definition.


Working with Bridgeman

Over 40 high quality images from the Bridgeman archive were licensed for this film, ranging from paintings by the artist and his contemporaries to photographs of Monet in his house and studio. 

Bridgeman has worked with Seventh Art Productions and EXHIBITION ON SCREEN on several occasions to create remarkable films about art, such as Renoir: Revered and Reviled and Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse.

Get in touch at for more information on licensing and clearing copyright. The Bridgeman team are more than happy to help you with your image or footage research, both in our extensive online and offline collections.


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Watch a Bridgeman Footage clip of Monet painting in his garden in Giverny in 1915

View all Monet images in the Bridgeman archive

Bridgeman represent the Musée Monet-Marmottan, Paris for image licensing


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