Claude Monet, author falsification by Daniele Dondé

Oil on canvas painting by artist Daniele Dondè, author falsification (copy) of the work of Claude Monet "Sur la plage à Trouville", 1870 of the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris.
The painting was offered by Daniele Dondè to Giulio Schmid, owner of the Hotel International au Lac with a dedication on the back.

Claude-Oscar Monet (*1840 - †1926), considered one of the founders of French Impressionism. His works are distinguished by the representation of his immediate perception of the subjects, particularly with regard to landscape painting and outdoor painting.

Daniele Dondè, born in Cremona (Italy) in 1950, the land of incomparable violin makers, is the son of a great art collector. Self-taught, he grew artistically as a copier of great paintings of the past, or as a counterfeiter for his detractors.
Dondè is the controversial master founder, in 1984, of the author falsification movement (movimento dei "Falsi d'autore"); a long battle with many lawsuits won in court finally frees the master from the misunderstandings about the declared reproduction of a painting that is legitimately created 70 years after the death of its author. "The copy steals an image and reproduces it without a soul. Forging is an art. It implies a high artistic quality; excellent knowledge of the techniques", says Dondè, and more: "To remake a subject is fairly easy. Emulating the same essence is almost impossible.
From the beginning of the millennium, Dondè decided to change his direction towards the New Italian Pop Art movement. Referring to the art of the great Swiss master Gustav Klimt, who used to embellish his works with gold threads to attract visitors, Dondè began to decorate his portraits with Swarovski crystals.

In 2012 Daniele Dondè and his family created the Kristal & Glam Art Gallery on the ground floor of the Hotel International au Lac, right next to the hotel's main entrance.


Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris