In this book the life and works of Monet, father of Impressionist painting, are discussed in a thorough text, full of stimuli for research and organized for easy reference.
The light of the sun, the colors of spring, the smiles of little girls all glow in the art of Monet (1840-1926). The solemn, gloomy art of the 1800s suddenly awakens in the moving beauty of life captured as it happens: after the Impressionists painting would never be the same.
Monet opened the way for painting “en plein air”, influencing the most important episodes in the history of Impressionism for decades. Later in life, passing from the hustle and bustle of Paris to the peace of the garden at Vetheuil, in the glimmer of the lily pond, Monet took his focus on light and color to its extreme consequences, almost bordering on abstraction.
The book offers an unusual concentration of information on the artist, with over 300 full-color illustrations.