A powerful and stunning testament to the ephemeral beauty of nature from one of the most loved and influential landscape painters of the last 150 years.
“I perhaps owe it to flowers,” wrote Claude Monet (1840–1926), “that I became a painter.” His fascination with trees, while perhaps of equal intensity, is less well-documented. One of the leading figures of the Impressionist movement and perhaps the most celebrated landscape painter of his age, Monet dedicated his life to capturing the subtleties of the natural world. Trees—willows enveloped in the eerie mists of the Seine, palm trees beneath the bright Mediterranean sun, poplars heavily laden with snow—became a significant motif in his work, and he used them to experiment with an extraordinary variety of tones and colours.
- Author: Ralph Skea
- Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd
- Publication date: November 2015