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Ross King - Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

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Monday, September 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm

In bestselling books including Brunelleschi’s Dome, Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling, The Judgment of Paris, and others, King, a two-time winner of Canada’s Governor General’s Award, has focused on art—often on a single work—to trace a specific culture and era. In his seventh narrative history, King again demonstrates his skill in biography and his insightful reading of the visual arts, chronicling the making of Monet’s series of 250 oil paintings depicting the water lilies of his home in Giverny. Composed over the last thirty years of the artist’s life, these scenes define Impressionist techniques for painting light and water as well as registering the harsher realities of the artist’s life, including his deteriorating vision, family deaths, and a looming World War.

5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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ISBN: 9781632860125
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - September 6th, 2016

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