TREASURES OF MONET: Book and Facsimile Documents

TREASURES OF MONET: Book and Facsimile Documents

MICHAEL HOWARD    Book Number: 89150    Product format: Hardback

Slipcased and with 12 rare, removable facsimile documents, is a beautifully illustrated introduction to the leader of the Impressionist movement, Claude Monet. Over 150 colour images record the development of his art and his personal life through the artefacts. They include the registration of his baptism in 1841, an early caricature colour drawing, notes refusing Monet a grant to pursue his artistic education, the registration of his marriage to his first wife Camille, two postcards addressed to Madame Jean Monet, an invoice showing paintings bought from Monet by Durand-Ruel et Cie, a preparatory drawing and a letter from Monet to Lucien Pisarro, the son of Camille Pisarro. They are neatly inserted into wallets, decorated with one of his beautiful paintings. Chapters include Early Influences 1858-62, Exile and Homecoming, The Gare Saint-Lazare, The 1880s: New Subjects New Markets, The Mysterious Mornings on the Seine Paintings, Rouen Cathedral, London, The Garden as a Work of Art, Waterlilies and Reflections and Monet in Venice among them. There are sketches and reproductions of paintings from cool tone ice landscapes to painting en plein air, sketching in oils directly from nature. The long-legged figure of his artist friend Bazille is immediately recognisable in many paintings by Monet and his friends, notably in the fragments of Déjeuner sur L'herbe. Produced in association with the Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris, 64 page hardback, facsimile documents, 29.5 x 26cm, slipcased. Colour illus.
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ISBN 9780233003986
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