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Monet : A Bridge to Modernity (Bilingual) (Hardcover)

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French painter Claude Monet (1840–1926) is one of the most popular artists of all time. His paintings of water lilies, haystacks, cathedrals, and much more are well known and well loved. This book explores Monet’s fascination, during the 1870s, with bridges. After moving to Argenteuil, on the outskirts of Paris, Monet was drawn to the footbridge near his house, and his painting of it,The Wooden Bridge, is a composition of startling modernity. Published to accompany a major exhibition, the book examines how Monet sought to establish himself as a leader of the avant-garde and how his paintings of bridges played a vital role in this context. Focusing on 12 major paintings, the book probes the impressionists’ response to their ever-changing environment.
French painter Claude Monet (1840?1926) is one of the most popular artists of all time. His paintings of water lilies, haystacks, cathedrals, and much more are well known and well loved. This book explores Monet?s fascination, during the 1870s, with bridges. After moving to Argenteuil, on the outskirts of Paris, Monet was drawn to the footbridge near his house, and his painting of it,The Wooden Bridge, is a composition of startling modernity. Published to accompany a major exhibition, the book examines how Monet sought to establish himself as a leader of the avant-garde and how his paintings of bridges played a vital role in this context. Focusing on 12 major paintings, the book probes the impressionists? response to their ever-changing environment.
Edition: Bilingual
Number of Pages: 101.0
Genre: Art
Sub-Genre: History / Modern (late 19th Century to 1945)
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
Language: English
Street Date: October 13, 2015
TCIN: 46769341
UPC: 9788874397198
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-9161

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