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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Accessit for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS.
Monet by Christopher Heinrich
Publication Date: 2000-05-29
Impressionism's founding father Claude Monet (1840-1926), the most individual Impressionist painter, dedicated his long life to a pictorial exploration of the sensations which reality, and in particular landscape, offers the human eye. In his endeavor to capture the ever-changing face of reality, Monet went beyond Impressionism and thereby beyond the confines of self-contained panel painting: in Giverny he painted the Poplars, Grain Stacks and Rouen Cathedral series in which he addressed one motif in constantly new variations. Here, too, Monet laid out the famous garden with its water-lily pond which he was to paint on huge canvases well into the 1920s. He thereby sought to render not reality as objectively experienced, but rather that which takes place "between the motif and the artist." In their open, merely tenuously representational structure and impressive scale, Monet's water lily paintings--created long before the currents of the contemporary avant-garde--
Claude Monet by Claude Monet; Taschen (Created by)
Publication Date: 2002-12-01
This Is Monet by Sara Pappworth; Aude Van Ryn (Illustrator)
Publication Date: 2015-10-20
Claude Monet is best known as a leader of the Impressionists, his paintings defining the style that triggered a revolution in art. During the eighty-six years of his life, Monet never rested, and was always driven by the urge to paint. And more than two thousand paintings survive from six highly creative decades. Despite being a celebrity among France's political and cultural elite, Monet never became complacent. Even in his seventies and eighties he was still producing paintings that astounded the art world. Monet's work remains highly influential--his abstraction, gestural strokes and expressive color capturing the imagination of generation after generation of artists. This title is appropriate for ages 14 and up
Impressionist Art by David Boyle
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
For a so-called art movement, impressionist painters were a very dissimilar group. Monet and Renoir liked people-watching and hanging out with the jet set at La BrenouilliÈre. Degas got his kicks from ballet dancers, working models, and racehorses. One thing these artists all had in common, however, was a love of color: bright, big, bold dabs of it. Impressionist Art: A Crash Courseprovides lots of color as well as hundreds of amusing anecdotes and little-known facts about this popular period. Readers will not only be able to tell the Manets from the Monets, but will quickly become experts on the many mini-movements within this popular style. This fun-loving guide is appealing, compact, lavishly illustrated, and conveniently organized chronologically spread by spread. For anyone who can’t tell the water lilies from the haystacks,Impressionist Art: A Crash Courseis an enjoyable trip for all. • Reader-friendly and informative text brings new dimension to familiar history • Each 2-page spread is devoted to a particular impressionist movement, topic, or individual artist • Compact and easy to follow timeline puts vital events of the period into context
"My garden is my most beautiful work of art" – Claude Monet. Royal Academy curator Ann Dumas introduces Claude Monet’s garden at Giverny in Normandy, which is open to the public between March and November and maintained by a team of gardeners led by James Priest.
This art history video covers 10 facts you did not know about famous artist Claude Monet, the French Impressionist painter. The video is aimed at school kids and those interested in art history and covers interesting facts about the whole of Monet's life from his early caricatures created in Le Havre to his great water lily paintings produced in Giverny.
This is a basic, bite size tutorial highlighting the techniques used by Monet when painting. This is only intended as a rough guide. Our practical art history workshops are much more indepth.
Forger's Masterclass - Notorious art forger John Myatt, the man who was involved in what Scotland Yard called the biggest art fraud of the 20th century, teaches aspiring artists how to paint in the style of the world's greatest artists.
Matthew Collings reappraises Impressionism by examining the lives and works of Courbet, Manet, Cezanne and Monet.
Choices of colour and the relationships between colours have a huge influence on how a piece or art or design looks and feels and the emotions it provokes.
Castle and Sun, 1928 (no 201), Paul Klee, 1928, oil on canvas, Heritage Image Partnership Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo
Claude Monet was a famous French painter whose work gave a name to the art movement Impressionism, which was concerned with capturing light and natural forms.
Google Street View
Click on the the left side of the page to select which part of Giverny you would like to see, this will take you a virtual tour of the gardens.
The Art Story
Impressionism can be considered the first distinctly modern movement in painting. Developing in Paris in the 1860s, its influence spread throughout Europe and eventually the United States.
Impressionism was a radical art movement that began in the late 1800s, centered primarily around Parisian painters. Impressionists rebelled against classical subject matter and embraced modernity, desiring to create works that reflected the world in which they lived.
MUSÉE DE L'ORANGERIE
The Google Art Project offers the possibility to access from home to the permanent collections of cultural institutions worldwide. The platform offers the user to virtually walk in the two oval rooms of Water Lilies by Claude Monetdesigned between 1915 and 1926 in Giverny, and also, thanks to the zoom function, to immerse in the whole of the eight monumental compositions of the impressionist Master.
This virtual immersion allows to understand, prepare but also deepen and enrich his visit to the Orangerie.