Monet at Giverny
Garden Art Press
Size: 246 mm x 198 mm
Illustrations: 144 colour
Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his life at Giverny, creating the paintings and gardens for which he is overwhelmingly remebered. From the standpoint of his garden, this book considers the controlling intelligence behind both landscape and art, and the natural influences that shaped Monet's life and vision. It is divided into three sections: The Man, The Garden, and The Paintings.
The artist is shown as a consummate plantsman who created his gardens with an Impressionist's consideration for colour and form, re-interpreting its motifs in paintings of power and abstraction. Drawing upon the voices of Monet and his contemporaries and offering a wealth of horticultural detail, this is a fascinating celebration of a unique artistic mind.
Using contemporary correspondence and plant catalogues, with over 150 illustrations including paintings, engravings and garden views from Monet's lifetime and today's magnificent recreation, this book provides a visual exploration of the gardens at Giverny where Monet celebrated his passion for painting and the plants that inspired him.
The restoration of Monet's garden at Giverny draws in hundreds of thousands of people from around the world as it provides a unique living link between the artist and his canvas. This book enhances that experience for those who have visited or are about to visit. Even if you never have the opportunity the reader, like Monet, can lose themselves in the planted palatte he would have known.
What the press have said about this book...
Caroline Holmes sumptuous book, Monet at Giverny, explores the garden Monet created at Giverny in north-western France.....Divided into three main sections - The Man, the Garden, The Paintings - the author shows us how all three are intertwined, each unable to survive without the other" Leisure Painter