Monet and French Landscape, Vetheuil and Normandy Conference Paper (hardback)
Hardback book produced to illustrate the essays generated at a conference inspired by the exhibition Monet: the Seine and the Sea 1878–1883, held by the National Galleries of Scotland.
This collection of essays looks in depth at the political, economic, scientific, religious and art historical context for this complex and often contradictory period in Monet’s life.
The exhibition was co-curated by Michael Clarke and Professor Richard Thomson, who demonstrated in both exhibition books and exhibition that this relatively under-researched period in Monet’s life represented a crossroads in his career.
Claude Monet underwent a crucial period of transition during the period from 1878 to 1883, when he moved from Vétheuil to Giverny. He rethought his earlier emphasis on modernity and developed his skills as a painter of pure landscape, culminating in the experimental works he produced on the Normandy coast in the early and mid-1880s.
245 x 165 mm
176 printed pages
National Galleries of Scotland
Edited by Frances Fowle