Monet by Himself

Monet by Himself

by Richard L. Kendall, Richard Kendall
     
 

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Alongside Monet's letters, this book contains more than 200 superb color reproductions - one of the largest collections of color plates of his paintings brought together in a single volume. The combination of text and pictures enables the reader to folow the young artist as he first encountered the art world of Paris, then discovered the colors and light effects of

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Alongside Monet's letters, this book contains more than 200 superb color reproductions - one of the largest collections of color plates of his paintings brought together in a single volume. The combination of text and pictures enables the reader to folow the young artist as he first encountered the art world of Paris, then discovered the colors and light effects of the river Seine.

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Through new translations of letters to family, friends, fellow artists, business associates, and collectors, Monet reveals himself in many differing moods and circumstances. Letters to his companion and eventually second wife, Alice Hoschede, report on the successes and failures of his painting expeditions, which took him away from home for months at a time. Throughout, he reveals his work methods and his joy when he succeeds in capturing a certain quality of light or color. His letters are also filled with his frequent financial woes, forcing him to request assistance from his friends and dealers again and again. An introductory biography and brief essays at the beginning of each chronological division place the letters in context. The letters are enriched by over 200 superb color reproductions. A sumptuous book of value for high school students as well as graduate students and scholars.-- Lynell A. Morr, John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art Lib., Sarasota, Fla.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785806707
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
11/15/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
10.20(w) x 12.80(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Kendall is an art historian, teacher and painter who has specialized in nineteenth century French art. He has lectured extensively on the subject in Britain, Europe and the USA, and has published a number of books and articles on the artists of the Impressionist movement.

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