Monet at Giverny

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Orion Publishing Group, Limited, May 8, 2003 - Art - 192 pages
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Claude Monet spent the last 43 years of his long life at Giverny creating the beautiful gardens: the most famous in France and one of the most visited in the world. Garden historian and designer Caroline Holmes explores Monet's twin passions -painting and plants - and looks at his intelligent approach to creating a personal paradise of lily ponds and kaleidoscopic colour. This beautiful book shows the artist as a consummate plantsman who composed his gardens with an Impressionist's care for colour and form, later to be reinterpreted into paintings of beautiful abstraction. Drawing upon Monet's own voice and those of his contemporaries and offering a wealth of horticultural detail, this book provides fascinating insight into his obsessional love of gardening and painting.

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British garden historian and designer Holmes (Victorian Gardens) presents an alternate perspective of Impressionist Claude Monet that goes beyond a mere discussion of his artwork. For the final 43 ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Caroline Holmes is a writer, garden designer, garden historian, consultant and lecturer. She frequently appears on television and radio as well as lecturing and running workshops. French gardens, and Giverny in particular, are a special interest -- she takes many tours to Giverny each year. Caroline Holmes lives in Denham, Suffolk.

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