Synopses & Reviews
During his career, French artist Claude Monet (1840and#150;1926) used the Seine as his testing ground for documenting on canvas the transformative effects of light and atmosphere. He produced many ethereal, evocative, and poetic paintings of the meandering river, which remained his favorite subject and also provided solace throughout his life.
This beautiful book brings together fifty of Monetand#8217;s most glorious paintings of the Seine, from the early works focusing on Argenteuil, Le Havre, and Paris, to the works on Lavacourt and Vand#233;theuil, and culminating with the stunningly beautiful works that make up the acclaimed series Mornings on the Seine, which depicts an intimate stretch of the river near Giverny. These paintings not only offer special glimpses into Monetand#8217;s creative process but also introduce the concept of the seriesand#151;a concept that would influence the art of future generations. Monet and the Seine features gorgeously reproduced images and engaging essays by four distinguished scholars.
This illuminating volume showcases 50 paintings by Claude Monet of the Seine, a subject he revisited throughout his long, productive career as he explored the effects of light and atmosphere.and#160;
About the Author
Helga Aurischand#160;is curator, European paintings and sculpture, at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Tanya Paul is the Isabel and Alfred Bader Curator of European Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum.