Monet: The Early Years
'A selection of the artist’s earliest works presages how the painter would master the play of light in his later career' - The WSJ
This elegant volume, the companion book to an exhibition at Kimbell Art Museum and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco is the first to be devoted to the formative years of the great painter, Claude Monet (1840-1926).
The book brings together the best known paintings from his early career-including his first Salon-exhibited work, the Kimbell Art Museum's La Pointe de la Heve at Low Tide; Dejeuner sur l'Herbe (Luncheon on the Grass) and The Magpie from the Musee d'Orsay; and The Green Wave and La Grenouillere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It also features essays by distinguished scholars, focusing on the evolution of Monet's own distinctive mode of painting. Through the 1860s, the young painter absorbed and transformed a variety of influences, from the lessons of the Barbizon school and his mentor Boudin to the challenges posed by his friends Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, and Sisley. Artistic innovation and personal ambition shaped the work of the celebrated impressionist painter from the very start of his long and illustrious career.
- Author: George T. M Shackelford, Deputy Director, Kimbell Art Museum
- Hardcover: 320 pages
- Date published: November 2016
- Language: English
- ISBN: 978-0300221855
- Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 24.1 cm