Item description for Monet's London by Jennifer Hardin, Prof. John House, Claude Monet, Frederick Simpson Coburn, Andre Derain, Joseph Pennell & James Whistler...
Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames intimately explores Expressionist Claude Monet's London series of paintings, especially those that immortalized the Thames River. In this volume we are invited to explore the scope of the socio-cultural context of that time, through the works of Monet's contemporaries: Derain, Coburn, Fenton, Pennell, and Whistler, to name a few. In the latter half of the 19th century, London, specifically around the Thames, had become a seductive urban landscape--a place that encouraged artists to create.
Not only does Monet's London document an important exhibition, but it is also the first publication to thoroughly document and discuss the artistic and cultural context of Modernist London (1859-1914), with special emphasis on the visual power of the Thames River.
The Thames was all gold. It was beautiful, so I set to work in a frenzy following the sun and its reflections in the water. --Claude Monet
Essays by Dr. Jennifer Hardin and Prof. John House.
Paperback, 11.5 x 9.5 in./216 pgs / 94 color and 84 b&w.
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A lovely book Oct 19, 2005
If you have an interest in Monet or London this is a wonderful book to add to your collection. Even if you haven't been fortunate enough to see the exhibit, this book is still very much worth having. The pictures are beautiful, and you can really get a feel for the time in which they were painted.