Monet

Monet

by Christoph Heinrich
     
 

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Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the most typical and the most individual Impressionist painter. His long life he dedicated to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offers the human eye.

But while Monet the painter was faithful and persevering in the pursuit of his motifs, his personal life followed a more

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Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the most typical and the most individual Impressionist painter. His long life he dedicated to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offers the human eye.

But while Monet the painter was faithful and persevering in the pursuit of his motifs, his personal life followed a more restless course. Parisian by birth, he discovered plein-air painting as a youth in the provinces, where one of his homes, Argenteuil, has come to represent the artistic flowering and official establishment of Impressionism as a movement, with Monet as its creative leader.

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A water lilies cover, 91 color plates, several b&w photographs, and a chronology embellish this lucid introduction to the man and his art. As C<'e>zanne's back cover quote says of Monet: "He was only an eye<-->but what an eye!" Chapter titles include: making the Salon, the world as a month of Sundays, working in a series, different countries and different lights, and the garden at Giverny. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783836531344
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
11/15/2011
Series:
25 Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
9.70(w) x 12.10(h) x 0.60(d)

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