The Inspiration of the Floating World
Frances Lincoln 2011
Paperback 96pp Illustrated 221x221mm
9780711232310   Product Code: 17902
'It took me a long time to understand my water lilies', wrote Monet, 'I grew them without thinking of painting them ... And then, all of a sudden, I had the revelation of the enchantment of the pond'. Illustrated with reproductions of Monet's paintings and photographs by Vivian Russell, this short study looks at the genesis of Monet's water garden and the paintings it inspired, culminating in the Grandes Decorations in the Orangerie in Paris.