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    DescriptionAlong with Turner, no artist has sought more than Claude Monet (1840-1926) to capture light itself on canvas. Of all the Impressionists, it was the man Cezanne called "only an eye, but my God what an eye!" who stayed completely true to the principle of absolute fidelity to the visual sensation, painting directly from the object. It could be said that Monet reinvented the possibilities of colour, and whether it was through his early interest in Japanese prints, his time in the dazzling light of Algeria as a conscript, or his personal acquaintance with the major painters of the late 1800s, what Monet produced throughout his long life would change forever the way we perceive both the natural world and its attendant phenomena. The high point of his explorations were the late series of waterlilies, painted in his own garden at Giverny, that, in their moves towards almost total formlessness, are really the origin of abstract art. This biography does full justice to this most remarkable and profoundly influential of artists, and offers numerous reproductions and archive photos alongside a detailed and insightful commentary.


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    Title
    Monet or the Triumph of Impressionism
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Daniel Wildenstein
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 480
    Width: 246 mm
    Height: 324 mm
    Thickness: 38 mm
    Weight: 2,658 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9783836523219
    ISBN 10: 3836523213
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.2
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ART
    BIC subject category V2: AGB
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: AFC
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    BISAC V2.8: ART015000
    BIC subject category V2: ACVT
    DC22: 759.4
    BISAC V2.8: ART015100
    Thema V1.0: AGB, AGA
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Taschen GmbH
    Imprint name
    Taschen GmbH
    Publication date
    15 October 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Cologne
    Author Information
    Daniel Wildenstein (1917-2001) was an art historian and member of the Academie des Beaux-Arts (Paris). From 1939 onwards, he was Director of the Wildenstein Galleries of New York, London and Tokyo. He edited several international journals, e.g. the magazine Arts from 1956-1962 and the Gazette des Beaux-Arts after 1963. He co-founded the Fondation Wildenstein in 1970 (it was renamed the WildensteinInstitute in 1984), and was a prime mover in many exhibitions of international repute. Daniel Wildenstein also edited the catalogues raisonnes of various 18th, 19th and 20th century artists. He was a world authority on Impressionism, and published catalogues of the works of Gauguin, Manet and Monet.
    Review quote
    "This is the work on Monet; anything published before or after it will seem minor in comparison [...]. It is the only readily available publication that gives a complete record of Monet's work - in other words, it is definitive." -The Good Book Guide, London "This is the work on Monet; anything published before or after it will seem minor in comparison [...]. It is the only readily available publication that gives a complete record of Monet's work - in other words, it is definitive." -The Good Book Guide, London"