Monet: Or the Triumph of Impressionism

Monet: Or the Triumph of Impressionism

by Daniel Wildenstein
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

As a protest against the conventional, hidebound 19th-century French art establishment, a group of renegade artists led by Claude Monet and his friends exhibited some of their canvases at a friend's gallery in Paris in the spring of 1874. Although many critics were outraged by these "subversive'' paintings, the Impressionist movement, as it came to be called, gathered…  See more details below

Overview

As a protest against the conventional, hidebound 19th-century French art establishment, a group of renegade artists led by Claude Monet and his friends exhibited some of their canvases at a friend's gallery in Paris in the spring of 1874. Although many critics were outraged by these "subversive'' paintings, the Impressionist movement, as it came to be called, gathered steam in France and around the world and grew to become the defining artistic force of the day. And, as for Monet, he lived to triumph over his critics, becoming a success in his own time and profoundly influencing the direction of art well into the next century.

So closely connected have Claude Monet and Impressionism become in the public eye that the artist's story can truly be said to capture the spirit of an entire era. In this eminently readable book, Impressionist scholar Daniel Wildenstein brings together episodes from Monet's life to create a monumental biography, not only of an exceptional artist, but also of the groundbreaking movement he led and inspired. Illustrated with color reproductions and black-and-white photographs. 9 1/2" x 12 1/2".

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783822870600
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
Publication date:
03/01/1999
Series:
Jumbo Series
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
9.98(w) x 12.76(h) x 1.66(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >