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Monet In The 20th Century

Paul Hayes Tucker,George T.M. Shackelford,MaryAnne Stevens, Romy Golan,John House ,Michael Leja

Editorial: Royal Academy of Arts/Museum of Fine Arts Boston, U.K., 1999
ISBN 10: 0900946652 / ISBN 13: 9780900946653
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Título: Monet In The 20th Century

Editorial: Royal Academy of Arts/Museum of Fine Arts Boston, U.K.

Año de publicación: 1999

Ilustrador: Claude Monet

Condición del libro: Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Covers Fine

Edición: First Paperback Edition


Softcover. Coloured and b/w photo illustrations. Heavy large format paperback. U.K. postage £5.20. N° de ref. de la librería 14658

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Sinopsis: This book sets Money's challenges and achievements within personal and historical contexts and carefully reconstructs his painting campaigns and strategies. What unfolds is a complicated story of an aging artist determined to create a new art. This book is the catalogue of a Monet exhibition that opened at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston on September 23, 1998, before opening at the Royal Academy of Arts in London on January 21, 1999.

Críticas: After the scores of beautiful Monet books that have been published over the last two decades, it is hard to imagine that a new one could be indispensable. But this volume, the catalogue of an exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London is more than just lovely. The main essay, by Paul Hayes Tucker, is a spellbinding history that ably places Monet and his late works in the context of the shattering political upheavals of his time.

Tucker demonstrates the patriotic ideal of La France, which for Monet and his public was the ur-subject of his entire oeuvre up to the end of the 19th century, from the crashing waves at Étretat to the shimmering facades of Chartres. Then came the Dreyfus affair, with the Catholic Church and French conservatives united in an anti-Semitic attack against the innocent Jewish army captain accused of treason. Monet passionately and actively joined the writer Émile Zola, who was arrested for defending Dreyfus in his famous article, "J'Accuse."

Tucker traces the rift in Monet's use of imagery from this time forward, as he turns his back on quintessentially French scenes to focus instead on the closely observed gardens in his own back yard. Tucker also subtly evokes Monet's despair during the long years of World War I, and his often heroic efforts to be of use, despite his age. This sumptuous volume, with its 12 fold-out plates of the Waterlilies, is very, very beautiful, but its story of an aging artist deeply engaged in his art and his times is something even better. --Peggy Moorman

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