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Claude Monet

Heinz Widauer



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01 February 2019
Art & Architecture; Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism; Individual artists, art monographs
More than any other artist, Claude Monet represents Impressionist painting. This volume illustrates Monet's career from Realism via Impressionism to a form of painting in which the colo urs and light gradually become detached from the object. It focuses on the artist's colour concept, an aspect of his oeuvre which has hitherto not been examined in detail, as well as his passionate study of subjects from his garden in Giverny.

The French Master of Light (1840 - 1926) was a key forerunner of twentieth - century painting. He painted by the sea, on the steep coast of Normandy and on the banks of the Seine. Monet's light and colours intera ct on the canvas with a nature that is constantly changing. In order to record the variety of atmospheric impressions, he painted many of his subjects in series. In his study of the world of plants and water in his garden the subject gradually becomes inde pendent of his observation of nature. In this way the artist's late work paved the way for the painting of Abstract Expressionism.
Edited by:   Heinz Widauer
Imprint:   Hirmer
Country of Publication:   Germany
Dimensions:   Height: 285mm,  Width: 245mm, 
Weight:   1.680kg
ISBN:   9783777430966
ISBN 10:   377743096X
Publication Date:   01 February 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Claude Monet

This beautiful catalogue documents a large-scale exhibition held at the Albertina Museum, the first such major retrospective of Monet's work held in Vienna in more than 20 years. . . . The catalogue succeeds in presenting a comprehensive overview of the artist's career as told primarily through his landscapes and seascapes of such favorite locales as Argenteuil and V theuil. The most inventive contribution is Dieter Buchhart's essay, 'Monet's Abstract Textures, ' which evaluates and contextualizes the artist's facture and the intentional materiality of his paintings. --Choice

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