The Color of the Sunset

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - Family & Relationships - 108 pages
A memoir that looks at the author's relationships as seen through the art of Claude Monet. The Color of the Sunset makes a gesture toward Impressionism and toward impressions of a life viewed near the end of middle age. Marie Masters successfully braids her own history with Monet's legacy of "beauty, love and light." These two elements contrast each other, creating an energy that wouldn't exist if either were presented alone. For anyone who has ever wondered about life beyond divorce and failed relationships, here is a realistic but hopeful story about trying again. * Explore how relationships factor into life's metamorphosis. * See how art expresses the most fleeting, transformative moments. * Experience the heartache and the bliss of searching for love. "This memoir presents the author's relationships to various men and to the paintings of Claude Monet in thoughtful and interesting ways. Masters awakens insights into herself and courageously reveals some of her own flaws as well." Daniel Minock author of Thistle Journal: And Other Essays

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In publishing her first memoir, Marie Masters marries two passions in one book: art and writing. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. The culmination of a 25-year professional writing career ndash; including published articles, essays and short stories -- The Color of the Sunset reveals some of the most private moments from her marriage in a very evocative way. Coco Chanel once said, "How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone." Masters opens her heart to readers not just as a memoirist, but as if she's talking to a friend or confidante. And she looks at classic art in a new way ndash; as a means for living an examined life.

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