A gorgeous new edition with the cover printed on silver. Towards the end of his life and much inspired by Japanese water gardens, Monet spent a great deal of time in his beloved Giverny. Adorned with poppies, blue sage, dahlias and irises, the waters were disturbed only by bamboos and water lilies.
Monets water garden was originally created to satisfy a need to be near water, and to provide a visual feast that could be enjoyed from his house. The pond was fed by the river Ru, and weeping willow and silver birch hung over its edges, caressing the fronds of the greenery and blossoms below. Its famous green wooden footbridge was built across the water and it became the central focus of many of his works. The artist said, 'It took me some time to understand my water lilies. I planted them for pleasure.' and so he began to work on what is probably the most famous series of paintings the world has ever seen.
Over de auteur:
The Englishman Julian Beecroft is a Doctor of Philosophy and a freelance arts/travel writer, who has written newspaper and magazine articles for The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, 1843 Magazine, The London Magazine, Sussex Life and Kent Life, as well as museum blogs for Dulwich Picture Gallery in London and the Groninger Museum in Groningen. These pieces covered the visual arts, classical music and more general cultural history, sometimes in the context of travel writing. He also published nine artbooks for Flame Tree Publishing: on Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Paul Cezanne, William Morris and Art Nouveau.
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