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Monet and the Mediterranean
     

Monet and the Mediterranean

by Joachim Pissarro, Kimbell Art Museum (With)
 

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Here, assembled for the first time in its entirety, is the audaciously colorful group of works which Claude Monet executed on the Italian and French Rivieras in 1884 and 1888, and in Venice in 1908. These paintings address the artist's ability to stretch his own pictorial boundaries. 120 color illustrations.

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Here, assembled for the first time in its entirety, is the audaciously colorful group of works which Claude Monet executed on the Italian and French Rivieras in 1884 and 1888, and in Venice in 1908. These paintings address the artist's ability to stretch his own pictorial boundaries. 120 color illustrations.

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Art critic Joachim Pissarro, in association with the Kimball Art Museum, discusses the art Monet produced on trips to the Italian and French Rivieras. This spellbinding look at a little-discussed period in the artist's history is revelatory in its attention to detail, incisive theorizing, and unabashed love of its subject. The 120 color illustrations include many rarely seen works chosen from collections scattered around the globe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780912804330
Publisher:
Rizzoli
Publication date:
01/15/1999
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.97(w) x 10.99(h) x 0.57(d)

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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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