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Monet

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Claude Monet, known as the "Prince of the Impressionists," changed the way people thought about painting. Unlike artists before him, Monet didn't just try to show what things looked like in real life. He wanted to capture how we see things. By painting outdoors and using quick brushstrokes, he studied how light affected colors, patterns, and shapes and how our eyes perceive those images.

Monet was also fascinated by the fleeting nature of what we see. In his famous water lily series and other paintings of trees, haystacks, and the Rouen cathedral, he painted the same subjects in different seasons, weather conditions, and times of day. He wanted to show how our visual surroundings are always changing.

This book is an essential introduction to an artist who made us think about the purpose of art and the passing of time. Monet's works have left a lasting impact on the history of art.

    Explore related artwork by Claude Monet at the Chrysler Museum

    Product Details

    • English edition
    • Product Type: Monograph, Hardcover
    • 96 pages, with 100 illustrations
    • Publication Date:
    • Shipping Dimensions: 10.2 × 8.3 × 0.6 inches
      (25.9 × 21.1 × 1.5 cm)
    • Shipping Weight: 1.25 lb (20.0 oz; 567 g)
    • SKU010002447 | ISBN: 9783836503990

    About Christoph Heinrich

    Christoph Heinrich studied art history, theater, and German literature in Vienna and Munich, receiving his doctorate for his work on the changing concept of the monument in contemporary art. From 1994 till 2007, he was employed at the Hamburger Kunsthalle, where he was appointed curator of the Galerie der Gegenwart in 1997. Since 2007, Heinrich has been working as the Modern and Contemporary art curator at the Denver Art Museum. He is the author of numerous books and articles on 20th-century and contemporary art.

    About the Artist, Claude Monet

    Claude Monet (born November 14, 1840, Paris, France—died December 5, 1926, Giverny) was a French painter who was the initiator, leader, and unswerving advocate of the Impressionist style. In his mature works, Monet developed his method of producing repeated studies of the same motif in series, changing canvases with the light or as his interest shifted.

    His popularity soared in the second half of the 20th century, when his works traveled the world in museum exhibitions that attracted record-breaking crowds.

    About Taschen

    Since its inception in 1985, the Taschen's Basic Art Series has evolved into the most successful collection of art books ever published. Each book in TASCHEN's Basic Art History series boasts around 100 color illustrations accompanied by explanatory captions, a detailed and illustrated introduction, and a carefully curated selection of the epoch's most significant works. These works are presented on a two-page spread, featuring a full-page image alongside an interpretation, as well as a portrait and a concise biography of the artist.

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