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Monet in the 20th Century Paperback – 4 Jan 1999

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  • Paperback: 308 pages
  • Publisher: Yale University Press; New edition edition (4 Jan. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0300079443
  • ISBN-13: 978-0300079449
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 2.5 x 28.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,618,747 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By the beginning of the twentieth century, Claude Monet was a figure of national importance in France, the "patriarch" of impressionism and the country's foremost landscape painter. This richly illustrated book examines for the first time the rich body of work that Monet completed from 1900 until his death in 1926, a period during which he was enormously productive, increasingly wealthy and ever more venerated. The paintings which crowned Monet's career included over 500 views of London, Venice and his gardens at Giverny. These paintings are almost signature canvases, especially the famous Water Lilies. However, they also presented him with enormous challenges: his London pictures took almost four years to complete, as did his Venice views, and his garden paintings, much more diverse than is generally known, became a persistent obsession. This book sets Monet's challenges and achievements within personal and historical contexts and carefully reconstructs his painting campaigns. It also assesses his public persona and considers his personal and professional strategies. What unfolds is a complicated story of an ageing artist determined to create a new art.

This book is the catalogue for a new exhibition that celebrates the achievement of Claude Monet after 1900. It includes essays on the evolution of Monet's work after 1900, its relationship both to his earlier work and to contemporary critical and artistic developments, and the subsequent cultural and critical concerns which have shaped the more recent reception of his late work. It will open at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on 23rd September, 1998 and run to 3rd January, 1999, before opening at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on 21st January 1999.

About the Author

Paul Tucker is professor of art at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author of Claude Monet: Life and Art (0300072864), Monet in the 90s (0300049137), and Monet at Argenteuil (0300032064), all published by Yale University Press. He has served as curator for two internationally acclaimed Monet exhibitions. MaryAnne Stevens is education secretary and chief curator at the Royal Academy and author of numerous exhibition catalogues. George Shackleford is the Mrs Russell W. Baker curator of European paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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