Monet and the Mediterranean

Monet and the Mediterranean

by Joachim Pissarro, Kimbell Art Museum Staff
     
 

The first book to focus on Claude Monet's sojourns to the southern coasts of France and Italy, Monet and the Mediterranean unites over one hundred paintings created in the course of three major trips, from 1883 to 1908. Many of these works have never before been reproduced in color or even publicly shown, for they have been gathered together by Joachim Pissarro from… See more details below

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The first book to focus on Claude Monet's sojourns to the southern coasts of France and Italy, Monet and the Mediterranean unites over one hundred paintings created in the course of three major trips, from 1883 to 1908. Many of these works have never before been reproduced in color or even publicly shown, for they have been gathered together by Joachim Pissarro from the collections of not only major museums but of private individuals worldwide. Monet and the Mediterranean features over one hundred color plates, with introductory commentaries for each series or grouping of paintings. Produced in association with the Kimbell Art Museum of Fort Worth, Texas, this book accompanies the first major exhibition of Monet's Mediterranean paintings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780847817832
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
04/15/1997
Pages:
92
Product dimensions:
9.34(w) x 11.34(h) x 0.89(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

What People are saying about this

Richard Shiff
"The success of Monet and the Mediterreanean suits Monet's own, becaue it is comparably multifaceted: as biography, it is is insightful; as history, it is innovative; as critical interpretation, it is both poetic and sound.

In Pissarro's text, Monet's "Southern" paintings emerge as if seen for the first time: never before have they been related so evocatively to the prevailing cultural myths of the Miditterranean..." -- Author of Cezanne and the Endof Impressionism

Steven Z. Levine
"This is Joachim Pissarro's greatest gift: a deep love for painting which he communicates in an especially thoughtful and subtle way. At once a scrupulous historian, an imaginative theorist, and an incisive critic, Mr. Pissarro is committed to the highest standards of intellectual as well as aesthetic engagement with our inherited legacy of works of art. This is no merely custodial relation to the past, however, for through this work he means to transform how we will engage with the vital issues of our own culture today." -- Author of Monet, Narcissus, and Self-Reflection

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