by Richard Brettell
Written by one of the foremost authorities in the world on impressionism and French painting of the period 1830 to 1930, this catalogue looks at the world's most beloved impressionist and examines some of the artist's most important and sometimes rarely seen paintings, including the famed Giverny canvases, the iconic haystacks, and the Rouen cathedral series. Normandy has been a source of inspiration for artists over the centuries, and the catalogue puts Monet's work in context with those who came before—Corot, Millet, Courbet, Whistler, and Boudin—and his fellow revolutionaries—Morisot, Pissarro, Renoir, and Degas. Featuring more than sixty master works, Monet in Normandy marked one of the largest impressionist exhibitions to be on view in the United States. Includes contributions from North Carolina Museum of Art Curator of European Art David Steel.
Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., 2006