New Horizons


The Ultimate Impressionist

  1. Sylvie Patin
  2. Translated by Anthony Roberts
  • ISBN 9780500300305
  • 17.60 x 12.40 cm
  • Paperback
  • 176pp
  • Illustrated throughout in colour and black and white
  • First published 1993
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In 1874 Claude Monet's Impression, Sunrise caused uproar among the critics and a revolution in painting.

His inventiveness was inexhaustible: with the Haystacks, Poplars and, finally, the enchanting Water-lilies of Giverny, Monet captured light in all its fleeting qualities.

At last, almost blind – 'I fear the dark more than death' – he feverishly produced near-abstract landscapes of water and reflection, a vision of nature that paved the way for the art of our own times.

Including hundreds of beautiful reproductions and contemporary illustrations, comprehensive text, documentary witness accounts and letters, this pocket-sized book is perfect both for the lover of Monet and of the history of Impressionism.

Sylvie Patin worked at the Jeu de Paume and the Musée de l'Orangerie before being appointed curator of paintings at the Musée d'Orsay.