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Monet: The Early Years

Monet: The Early Years


Shackelford, Geroge T.M. & Richard Shiff, Anthe Callen, Mary Dailey Desmarais. Monet: The Early Years

Kimbell Art Museum 2016

Book ID: 100091

This elegant volume is the first to be devoted to the young genius of Claude Monet (1840-1926). Bringing together the greatest paintings from his early careerÑincluding his first Salon-exhibited work, the Kimbell Art MuseumÕs La Pointe de la Hve at Low Tide; DŽjeuner sur lÕHerbe (Luncheon on the Grass) and The Magpie from the MusŽe dOrsay; and The Green Wave and La Grenouillre from the Metropolitan Museum of ArtÑit features essays by distinguished scholars, focusing on the evolution of MonetÕs own distinctive mode of painting. Through the 1860s, the young painter absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, from the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. Artistic innovation and personal ambition shaped the work of the celebrated impressionist painter from the very start of his long and illustrious career.

320 pp. English Cl.