Monet in Giverny
Landscapes of Reflection
With the focus on a select group of twelve paintings, among them Le Bassin des Nymphéas (1904), and Wisteria Number 1 and 2 (1920), this catalogue of an exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum examines aspects of Monet’s work including the depiction of water and the sanctuary of Giverny during the First World War, and ends with an article on Monet and his garden written in 1891 by the French art critic Octave Mirbeau.
Monet's Water Lilies
The Agapanthus Triptych
Although Claude Monet intended the three water lily paintings he named Agapanthus to stay together, the panels were bought by three different American galleries in the late 1950s. In 2011, the paintings were reunited and exhibited as a triptych at the Saint Louis Art Museum. This volume, with an essay by the curator Simon Kelly, a technical study by Mary Schafer and Johanna Bernstein and a wealth of photographs and reproductions, accompanied the exhibition.
In this Masterpieces of Art study of the four painters who came to be known as the Scottish Colourists – Samuel Peploe (1871–1935), John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961), George Leslie Hunter (1877–1931) and Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937) – Susan Grange examines their shared artistic influences, including the Glasgow Boys and continental Post-Impressionism, gives an illustrated introduction to the career of each artist, and presents 88 reproductions, including still life, landscapes, portraits, townscapes and interiors.
Vincent van Gogh
The Lost Arles Sketchbook
All 65 drawings in Van Gogh’s rediscovered sketchbook, created in an account ledger in Provence between 1888 and 1890, are reproduced here in facsimile and accompanied by detailed analyses, photographs and pictorial references. Using reed pens cut by his own hand, Van Gogh sketched the people and places in and around Arles, producing landscapes, still lifes and portraits that offer unprecedented insight into his final works, including The Night Café and The Yellow House.
The Letters of Paul Cézanne
Misunderstood by his peers but hailed by later generations as the father of modern art, Cézanne has long fascinated artists and art lovers, writers, poets and philosophers. This new annotated translation of his letters provides fresh insight into his views on art, politics, literature and friendship. Illustrated with more than 70 images, this book enriches our knowledge of the artist and the man, who emerges as wittier, wiser, more irascible, more philosophical, and above all, more fully human.
Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies
The serene beauty of Monet’s water lily paintings belies the turmoil out of which they were created. King’s sympathetic and insightful account focuses on the period when Monet stopped painting, grief-stricken by the death of his wife and facing the onset of blindness. As the guns roared on the Western Front, his friend Georges Clemenceau, the French premier, encouraged him to take up his brushes again. This book tells the compelling story behind Monet’s most iconic works of art.
Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and Beyond
Post Impressionist Masterpieces from the Musée d'Orsay
Drawn from one of the world's premier collections, the paintings featured in this volume provide a splendid overview of French art in the wake of Impressionism. Eleven illustrated essays discuss artists from Monet, Cézanne and Toulouse-Lautrec to Bonnard and Vuillard; while the catalogue of paintings, beautifully reproduced and with commentary by Nicole Myers, includes masterpieces such as Van Gogh's Starry Night, Seurat's Bathers at Asnières and The Snake Charmer by Rousseau.
Fashion in Impressionist Paris
The Paris of the Impressionists was the fashion capital of the world. Featuring paintings by Degas, Manet, Monet and Morisot, this book follows in the footsteps of stylish Parisians – at home, in cafés, in the park and on holiday; and it uses vintage photographs and prints to explore the worlds of dressmaking, millinery and the department store, while providing fresh insight into some of the most popular paintings of the 19th century.
Masterpieces of Art
Julian Beecroft's introduction to the great Impressionist Pierre-Auguste Renoir (1841–1919) is accompanied by a wonderful selection of his paintings, including striking portraits of himself and Claude Monet in 1865 and many famous depictions of Paris and Parisians, including La Loge (1874), Madame Charpentier and her Children (1878) and The Umbrellas (c.1881–86).