Monet's Garden in Giverny: Inventing the Landscape by Marina Ferretti Bocquillon, Francoise Heilbrun, Gabrielle Van Zuylen
Water lilies, ponds, a Japanese footbridge, and blankets of glorious flowers: nothing evokes Claude Monet’s Impressionist paintings quite like these images from his garden at Giverny in Northern France. After moving to Giverny in 1883, Monet (1840-1926) discovered a profound source of artistic renewal in his garden, a motif he would paint for the rest of his life. Published to accompany the opening of the new Musée des Impressionnismes in Giverny, this gloriously illustrated book celebrates these beloved works and the landscape that inspired them. Monet’s Garden in Giverny showcases Monet’s paintings of his garden side by side with photographs of the artist in the garden. With thirty paintings, thirty photographs, numerous archival documents, a detailed chronology, and commentary by leading specialists in the field, this gorgeous volume is an essential addition to any art lover’s library.
Marina Ferretti Bocquillon is an art historian who specializes in Impressionism and post-Impressionism, and is the curator of the Musée des Impressionnissmes of Giverny. She has curated several international exhibitions including Signac (Grand Palais, Paris, Vincent van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Metropolitan Museum of New York, 2001). She is the co-author of the catalogue raisonné of the paintings of Paul Signac and is the author of several books including Paul Signac: 1863 – 1935. Françoise Heilbrun is chief curator of the Musée d’Orsay and created the museum’s photographic collection. She has published extensively on photography and is the author of five books in the Photography at the musée d’Orsay series published by 5 Continents: Towards Photojournalism, Maurice Denis, Alfred Stieglitz, Figures and Portraits, Landscape and Nature. Gabrielle van Zuylen was born in France and studied in the United States. She is a garden historian and author of numerous books on gardens including The Gardens of Russell Page, which was named the “best garden book” by The Garden Writers Association of America.