Monet's London: Artists' Reflections On The Thames, 1859-1914
Claude Monet, John House, Petra Ten-Doesschate Chu, Jennifer HardinISBN: 9053495452;
Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames intimately explores Expressionist Claude Monet's London series of paintings, especially those that immortalized the Thames River. In this volume we are invited to explore the scope of the socio-cultural context of that time, through the works of Monet's contemporaries: Derain, Coburn, Fenton, Pennell, and Whistler, to name a few. In the latter half of the 19th century, London, specifically around the Thames, had become a seductive urban landscape--a place that encouraged artists to create. Not only does Monet's London document an important exhibition, but it is also the first publication to thoroughly document and discuss the artistic and cultural context of Modernist London (1859-1914), with special emphasis on the visual power of the Thames River. The Thames was all gold. It was beautiful, so I set to work in a frenzy following the sun and its reflections in the water. -- Claude Monet Essays by...
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