Claude Monet transformed light and colour into art.
In 1874 his "Impression, Sunrise" caused uproar among the critics and a revolution in painting.
His inventiveness was inexhaustible: with the "Haystacks", "Poplars", "Cathedrals" and, finally, the enchanting "Water-lilies of Givemy", Monet captured light in all its fleeting qualities.
At last, almost blind - "I fear the dark more than death"- he feverishly produced near-abstract landscapes of water and reflection, a vision of nature that paved the way for the art of our own day.
This book traces his career.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, 245 illustrations, 159 in colour
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication Date: 21/06/1993
- Category: Art & design styles: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism
- ISBN: 9780500300305