×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Monet's Water Lilies
     

Monet's Water Lilies

by Vivian Russell
 

See All Formats & Editions

'It took me a long time to understand my water lilies,' Monet wrote of his pond at Giverny. 'I had planted them for the pure pleasure of it, and I grew them without thinking of painting them...And then, all of a sudden, I had the revelation of the enchantment of my pond. I took up my palette. Since then I've had no other model.' The pond became Monet's most

Overview

'It took me a long time to understand my water lilies,' Monet wrote of his pond at Giverny. 'I had planted them for the pure pleasure of it, and I grew them without thinking of painting them...And then, all of a sudden, I had the revelation of the enchantment of my pond. I took up my palette. Since then I've had no other model.' The pond became Monet's most enduring motif, the water lilies the most celebrated flowers he ever painted. This book tells the story of their role as a central source of artistic inspiration, bringing exciting insights into Monet's work as a gardener and painter.
Vivian Russell also describes the making of the water garden which, in contrast to the flower garden, was to be meditative and mysterious, in tune with the Japanese aesthetic. She reveals how Monet chose his water lilies from plants bred specially by Joseph Bory Latour-Marliac at his nursery near Bordeaux. Her superb photographs capturing the ephemeral beauty of the flowers, and the way they appear to float on clouds and undulating rushes, portray the changing moods of the pond, complementing Monet's own serene poems to light.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711232310
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
07/26/2011
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

VIVIAN RUSSELL is a writer and photographer. She has written three other books on Monet - Monet's Landscapes, Monet's Waterlilies, and Planting Schemes for Monet's Garden. The original edition of Monet's Garden, published by Frances Lincoln in 1995, was awarded Book of the Year by the Garden Writer's Guild. She lives in Cumbria.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews