Monet (World of Art)

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The most authoritative and up-to-date introduction to Monet on the market, written by a world authority on Impressionism and 19th-century French art.

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James H. Rubin

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Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the most admired and famous painters of all time, and the architect of Impressionism: a revolution that gave birth to modern art. His technique – painting out of doors, at the seashore or in the city streets – was as radically new as his subject matter, the landscapes and middle-class pastimes of a newly industrialized Paris. Painting with an unprecedented immediacy and authenticity, Monet claimed that his work was something new: both natural and true.

In this new introductory study, James H. Rubin – one of the world’s foremost specialists in 19th-century French art – traces the development of Monet’s practice, from his early work as a caricaturist to the late paintings of waterlilies and his garden at Giverny. Rubin explores the cultural currents that helped to shape Monet’s work: the utopian thought that gave rise to his politics; his interest in Japanese prints, gardening, and trends in the decorative arts; and his relationship with earlier French landscape painters as well as such contemporaries as Manet and Renoir.

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Weight 460 g
Dimensions 21 x 15.1 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 19 March 2020
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 21 x 15.1 cm
Weight 460 g
James H. Rubin is professor in the department of art at Stony Brook University, New York, where he teaches art history, theory and criticism, specializing in 19th-century France. He taught previously at Harvard, Boston University, Princeton and the Cooper Union. His books include studies of Manet, Delacroix, Courbet and Impressionism; most recently he is the author of How to Read Impressionism: Ways of Looking.