The Garden of Monsieur Monet (Hardcover)
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Claude Monet (1840-1926) was the famous French painter who created a grand and beautiful garden in Giverny, France, filling it with irises, poppies, roses, and, of course, water lilies, which he celebrated in his vast and glorious paintings. This new view of Monet and his garden will delight children and gently teach them about his art.
The book tells how the Impressionist artist arrived at his garden; about the bright Japanese prints he collected that inspired him; about his famous visitors; how he painted outdoors in all weathers; and about his gardeners, who had to leave Giverny to go to war. Spread by spread, the garden is explained and built up in Ascari's and Valentinis's original illustrations that take Monet's work as their starting point and reimagine it in stunning and unusual ways.
About the Author
Giancarlo Ascari (aka Elfo) is a cartoonist and journalist who has illustrated and written for major Italian newspapers and magazines and is the author of several graphic novels. Pia Valentinis is an Italian author and illustrator and a winner of the Hans Christian Andersen Award for illustration.