Monet's Water Lilies
64 pages, 12 1/2 x 7 3/10
62 colour illustrations, 3 panel foldout
Release Date:01 Jul 2011

Monet's Water Lilies

The Agapanthus Triptych

Saint Louis Art Museum
Claude Monet was undoubtedly the most important of all the
Impressionist painters and his water-lily paintings represent the
culminating moment in his career. Monet’s famous garden at
Giverny provided the inspiration for the paintings. This book brings to
life the importance and beauty of his garden through archival
photographs, including of Monet painting outdoors in his

Monet’s Water Lilies reunites the three panels of an
exceptionally impressive water lily triptych created by Monet between
1915 and 1926. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, the Saint Louis Art
Museum, and the Cleveland Museum of Art each own one panel of the
triptych; this book celebrates an exhibition bringing the works
Simon Kelly is curator of modern and contemporary art
at the Saint Louis Art Museum. Among his many publications is
Manet, The Man Who Invented Modern Art. Mary
Schafer is associate painting conservator at the Nelson-Atkins
Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Johanna
Bernstein is a materials scientist at the Institute for
Advance Materials, Devices, and Nanotechnology at Rutgers.
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