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Monet (New Horizons)

The Ultimate Impressionist

Sylvie Patin


A compact guide to the life and work of Claude Monet


In 1874 Claude Monet's painting Impression, Sunrise caused uproar among the critics and a revolution in painting.

His inventiveness was inexhaustible: with paintings of haystacks, poplars and, finally, the enchanting water-lilies of Giverny, Monet captured light in all its fleeting qualities.

At last, almost blind – 'I fear the dark more than death' – he feverishly produced near-abstract landscapes of water and reflection, a vision of nature that paved the way for the art of our own times.

Including hundreds of beautiful reproductions and contemporary illustrations, comprehensive text, documentary witness accounts and letters, this pocket-sized book is perfect both for the lover of Monet and of the history of Impressionism.

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Book Details

Format: Paperback

Size: 17.6 x 12.4 cm

Extent: 176 pp

Publication date: 21 June 1993

ISBN: 9780500300305

About the Author

Sylvie Patin is a French conservator-restorer of cultural heritage at Musée d'Orsay and art historian specialised in Impressionism.

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