The Resource Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies, Ross King

Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies, Ross King

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Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies
Title
Mad enchantment
Title remainder
Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies
Statement of responsibility
Ross King
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Claude Monet is perhaps the world's most beloved artist, and among all his creations, the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, viewers are transported by the power of Monet's brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Monet himself intended them to provide an asylum of peaceful meditation. Yet, as Ross King reveals in his magisterial chronicle of both artist and masterpiece, these beautiful canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced at the difficulties of capturing the fugitive effects of light, water, and color. They also reflect the terrible personal torments Monet suffered in the last dozen years of his life. Mad Enchantment tells the full story behind the creation of the Water Lilies, as the horrors of World War I came ever closer to Paris and Giverny, and a new generation of younger artists, led by Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, were challenging the achievements of Impressionism. By early 1914, French newspapers were reporting that Monet, by then 73 and one of the world's wealthiest, most celebrated painters, had retired his brushes. He had lost his beloved wife, Alice, and his eldest son, Jean. His famously acute vision--what Paul Cezanne called "the most prodigious eye in the history of painting"--was threatened by cataracts. And yet, despite ill health, self-doubt, and advancing age, Monet began painting again on a more ambitious scale than ever before. Linking great artistic achievement to the personal and historical dramas unfolding around it, Ross King presents the most intimate and revealing portrait of an iconic figure in world culture--from his lavish lifestyle and tempestuous personality to his close friendship with the fiery war leader Georges Clemenceau, who regarded the Water Lilies as one of the highest expressions of the human spirit
Summary
Examines the life of the artist Claude Monet with a focus on the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny.
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction (Canada), 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10524473
Cataloging source
DLC
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1962-
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King, Ross
Dewey number
759.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Monet, Claude
  • Monet, Claude
  • Painters
  • Impressionism (Art)
  • Painting, French
  • Water lilies in art
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies
Label
Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies, Ross King
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. One The Tiger and the Hedgehog -- ch. Two Du Cote de Chez Monet -- ch. Three Landscapes of Water -- ch. Four A Great Project -- ch. Five Into the Unknown -- ch. Six A Grande Decoration -- ch. Seven A Grand Atelier -- ch. Eight Under Fire -- ch. Nine A State of Impossible Anxiety -- ch. Ten The Smile of Reims -- ch. Eleven The Weeping Willow -- ch. Twelve This Terrible, Grand, and Beautiful Hour -- ch. Thirteen An Old Man Mad About Painting -- ch. Fourteen Men of Impeccable Taste -- ch. Fifteen A Grand Donation -- ch. Sixteen A Most Ardent Admirer -- ch. Seventeen The Luminous Abyss -- ch. Eighteen The Fatal Protuberance -- ch. Nineteen The Soul's Dark Cottage -- ch. Twenty "Send Your Slipper to the Stars" -- Epilogue The Prince of Light
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632860125
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, map
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Mad enchantment : Claude Monet and the painting of the water lilies, Ross King
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Ch. One The Tiger and the Hedgehog -- ch. Two Du Cote de Chez Monet -- ch. Three Landscapes of Water -- ch. Four A Great Project -- ch. Five Into the Unknown -- ch. Six A Grande Decoration -- ch. Seven A Grand Atelier -- ch. Eight Under Fire -- ch. Nine A State of Impossible Anxiety -- ch. Ten The Smile of Reims -- ch. Eleven The Weeping Willow -- ch. Twelve This Terrible, Grand, and Beautiful Hour -- ch. Thirteen An Old Man Mad About Painting -- ch. Fourteen Men of Impeccable Taste -- ch. Fifteen A Grand Donation -- ch. Sixteen A Most Ardent Admirer -- ch. Seventeen The Luminous Abyss -- ch. Eighteen The Fatal Protuberance -- ch. Nineteen The Soul's Dark Cottage -- ch. Twenty "Send Your Slipper to the Stars" -- Epilogue The Prince of Light
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781632860125
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, map
Specific material designation
regular print

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