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Monet and French Landscape, V├ętheuil and Normandy

Edited by Frances Fowle

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. 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 essays were generated at a conference inspired by the exhibition Monet: the Seine and the Sea 1878–1883, held by the National Galleries of Scotland in the Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, in the summer of 2003. The exhibition was co-curated by Michael Clarke and Professor Richard Thomson, who demonstrated in both catalogue and exhibition that this relatively under-researched period in Monet’s life represented a crossroads in his career.

176pp | Paperback | 47 illustrations (31 colour)


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