RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 76901859 LA English T1 The unknown Monet : pastels and drawings A1 Ganz, James A., Kendall, Richard., Monet, Claude,, Royal Academy of Arts (Great Britain), Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute., PB Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute ; Distributed by Yale University Press PP Williamstown, Mass.; New Haven YR 2007 SN 9780300118629 0300118627 9780931102721 0931102723 AB "Claude Monet (1840-1926) is one of the best-known and most beloved painters in the history of art, with myriad publications and exhibitions devoted to his oeuvre. And yet there remains a previously undiscovered aspect of his career: his surprisingly significant role as a draftsman. This book is the first to focus on Monet's pastels, drawings, and sketchbooks, offering a new interpretation of the artist's life and work." "Citing recently discovered, unpublished documents that overturn the accepted image of the artist, The Unknown Monet reveals an extensive group of graphic works created over the course of the artist's career, many of which are unknown to the general public and to scholars: beautiful pastels, stunning black-chalk drawings, and fascinating sketchbooks, which include pencil studies that relate to many of his paintings. The book also shows how Monet exploited the print media to promote his art." "The most important publication on Monet to appear in a generation, this volume is essential to anyone interested in his work, Impressionism, and nineteenth-century French culture."--BOOK JACKET.