Claude Monet

A Floating World

Edited by Dieter Buchhart and Heinz Widauer

Claude Monet

Edited by Dieter Buchhart and Heinz Widauer

Distributed for Hirmer Publishers

240 pages | 140 color plates | 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 | © 2019
Cloth $45.00 ISBN: 9783777430966 Published February 2019 For sale in Canada, Mexico, and the USA only
The French “Master of Light,” Claude Monet (1840–1926) was a key forerunner of twentieth-century painting and an exemplar of impressionism. He painted by the sea, on the steep coast of Normandy, on the banks of the Seine, and in his own garden in Giverny. This volume focuses on the artist’s experiments with color, exploring an aspect of his oeuvre which has been hitherto understudied.

Monet’s light and colors interact on the canvas with a nature that is constantly changing. In order to record such a variety of atmospheric impressions, he painted many of his subjects in series, which were able to capture color and light gradually becoming detached from their object.
Carefully examining this phenomenon in Monet’s work, this wide-ranging retrospective traces the artist’s career from realism to impressionism to his development of a new form of painting that paved the way for abstract expressionism.
 
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"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 Vétheuil. 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."
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