MONET by William C. Seitz
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A fine introductory text by a Curator of the Museum of Modern Art and a Professor at Princeton University offers both a biographical sketch as well as an evaluation of the work of the plein air painter who has been the unquestioned leader of the Impressionist School- although Monet during his lifetime had a ""horror of theories"" and avoided academic argument and doctrine. The formative influences; the cultural insularity of his youth; the new approaches of visualization and interpretation which, when successfully applied to his painting, established him as a master of the Impressionist technique; the spontaneity- and the effect of freedom, and as the years passed, the more and more luminous,- iridescent and weightless effects of his works, are given definition through the text- and in the 48 pages of full color illustration.

Publisher: Abrams