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Monet's Garden in Art

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This book focuses on Monet's garden at Giverny as seen through his paintings, offering a revealing insight into the artist and his work.

Monet's garden was a private haven where domestic pleasure, artistic vision and aesthetic delight converged. It became as powerful a passion in his life as painting - he chose his planting schemes as carefully as he chose colours for his p
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Frances Lincoln (first published April 23rd 2001)
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Pete daPixie
Apr 12, 2011 Pete daPixie rated it liked it
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The many paintings by Claude Monet featuring that Japanese footbridge with the water lilies from his own garden, are iconic images of impressionist art. What I did not realise before reading this book was the very many times Claude sat and painted the same scene, often with many canvasses on the go at once. Maurice Guillemot is quoted from a visit to the artist in 1897, 'closely observed, each canvas
featured nothing more than a span of water and a few blossoms, brightly painted against the muted
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Dec 21, 2013 Donna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can never get enough Monet, viewing his work anywhere in the world is confirmation that life is worth living. That one man could make his life a work of art is proved by reading this book. So many fascinating facts about him, his extended family and the artist community. Every page was a revelation, even if you thought you knew everything there is to know about this dedicated man, Mancoff shared more.
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