The Easel

MAD ENCHANTMENT: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

Monet’s water lilies project was wildly ambitious. Partly it’s the scale – the 22 panels total about 300 feet in length. But when the paintings left his studio after his death, Monet’s ambition was more fully revealed.  These were career-defining works that extended Impressionism “to the edge of pure abstraction”. Recognition of this, which took decades, has placed Monet among art’s immortals. A chapter of this book is here.

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