Claude Monet, 1840-1926

Claude Monet, 1840-1926

by Christoph Heinrich
ISBN-10:
3822859729
ISBN-13:
2903822859727
Pub. Date:
05/28/2000
Publisher:
Taschen America, LLC
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Overview

Claude Monet, 1840-1926

Impressionism’s founding father

Claude Monet (1840–1926), the most individual Impressionist painter, dedicated his long life to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offers the human eye. In his endeavor to capture the ever-changing face of reality, Monet went beyond Impressionism and thereby beyond the confines of self-contained panel painting: in Giverny he painted the Poplars, Grain Stacks and Rouen Cathedral series in which he addressed one motif in constantly new variations. Here, too, Monet laid out the famous garden with its water-lily pond which he was to paint on huge canvases well into the 1920s. He thereby sought to render not reality as objectively experienced, but rather that which takes place “between the motif and the artist.” In their open, merely tenuously representational structure and impressive scale, Monet’s water lily paintings—created long before the currents of the contemporary avant-garde—point the way to the developments of the future.

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Each book in TASCHEN’s Basic Art series features:

  • a detailed chronological summary of the life and oeuvre of the artist, covering his or her cultural and historical importance
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 2903822859727
Publisher: Taschen America, LLC
Publication date: 05/28/2000
Series: Basic Art Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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