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Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism

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Claude Monet’s Impressionist technique still inspires to this day. Whether it’s his stunning Water Lilies series, or genre-defining Impression, Sunrise, discover what made Monet the master of French 19th-century art in this exuberant exploration of his life and work.
Hardcover8.3 x 10.2 in.6.21 lb588 pages
“This is the only readily available publication that gives a complete record of Monet’s work—in other words, it is definitive.”
The Good Book Guide
Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism

Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism


Master of the Sublime

The quintessential Impressionist

No other artist, apart from J. M. W. Turner, tried as hard as Claude Monet (1840–1926) to capture light itself on canvas. Of all the Impressionists, it was the man Cézanne called “only an eye, but my God what an eye!” who stayed true to the principle of absolute fidelity to the visual sensation, painting directly from the object.

It could be said that Monet reinvented the possibilities of color. Whether it was through his early interest in Japanese prints, his time as a conscript in the dazzling light of Algeria, or his personal acquaintance with the major painters of the late 19th century, the work Monet produced throughout his long life would change forever the way we perceive both the natural world and its attendant phenomena. The high point of his explorations was the late series of water lilies, painted in his own garden at Giverny, which, in their approach towards almost total formlessness, are really the origin of abstract art.

This biography does full justice to this most remarkable and profoundly influential artist, and offers numerous reproductions and archive photos alongside a detailed and insightful commentary.
The author

Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001) was an art historian and member of the Académie des Beaux-Arts (Paris). From 1939 onwards, he was Director of the Wildenstein Galleries of New York, London and Tokyo. He edited several international journals, e.g. the magazine Arts from 1956-1962 and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts after 1963. He co-founded the Fondation Wildenstein in 1970 and was a prime mover in many exhibitions of international repute. Daniel Wildenstein also edited the catalogues raisonnés of various 18th, 19th and 20th century artists. He was a world authority on Impressionism and published catalogues of the works of Gauguin, Manet and Monet.

Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism
Hardcover21 x 26 cm2.82 kg588 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-9081-5

Edition: Spanish

ISBN 978-3-8365-9082-2

Edition: French

ISBN 978-3-8365-9083-9

Edition: English
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Andrea V.,January 15, 2024

A little gem

Maxime D.,June 21, 2023
A small format (not so small) for Claude Monet’s great career. If you hesitate, don’t hesitate