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Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism

Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.07 lb, 616 pages
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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.

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Master of the Sublime

The essential 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 toward 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
Hardcover, 5.5 x 7.7 in., 2.07 lb, 616 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-5101-4
Edition: English
ISBN 978-3-8365-5100-7
Edition: French
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Customer reviews (7)

A Beautiful Primer

Michael, October 27, 2021
This book, like all of Taschen's publications, is beautifully produced and was a wonderful read at an amazing price.

Monet and monet

Andrea, October 27, 2021
A classic book to have!


Rafael, October 27, 2021
Libro con fotografia y texto excelente

Unbelievable Monet

Kevin-Mickael, October 27, 2021
Monet is a great artist, one of my favorite ones ! It was a great pleasure to buy this book, I can look at his work and even travel with it ! The quality of the book is outstanding and the size of it very convenient ! Love it !


Vincent, January 05, 2022
Quel beau bouquin qui retrace les principales oeuvres de l'artiste!

Biografía bien contada.

Sergio, November 02, 2021
Lo compré en vez del Basic Art de Monet y me llevé una desilusión porque pensaba que habrían mas muestras de sus obras. Es mas un libro biográfico pero en vez de contarlo como un aburrido libro de historia tiene un poco mas de gancho. A pesar de que esperaba otra cosa, el error es mío por tener otras expectativas. Está muy bien como libro biográfico sobre el artista.

Ce livre est incroyable

Floriane, October 27, 2021
Ce livre est magnifique
Je m’en sers pour mes inspirations de dessins floraux
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