Cover image for Monet's cathedral : Rouen, 1892-1894
Monet's cathedral : Rouen, 1892-1894
Pissarro, Joachim.
Personal Author:
First American edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1990.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 36 cm
General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain by Pavilion Books, London"--T.p. verso.
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ND553.M7 P56 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Booklist Review

While Paul Tucker's Monet in the '90s: The Series Paintings [BKL F 15 90] examined the full range of Monet's multiple views of single subjects, Pissarro concentrates on the painter's various impressions of Rouen Cathedral. As in his other series, Monet captures his subject under different conditions: during various seasons, weather conditions, and times of the day. The complete cycle of canvases is reproduced here in uniform, large-size colorplates, with the exception of two smaller illustrations. Pissarro adds to this visual display commentaries on each painting as well as a general introduction to Monet's intentions in this series and to his technique of painting; he also explores the particular significance that these paintings have to Monet's other series and to his larger body of work. ~--John Brosnahan

Library Journal Review

The 30 paintings that comprise the Rouen Cathedral series are presented together for the first time in this book, which was originally published in Great Britain. The large, clear color plates are arranged according to Monet's location as he faced the famous cathedral's western facade. Basing his eloquent text on correspondence, the great-grandson of Impressionist Camille Pissarro provides a detailed analysis of the illusive moments Monet captured on canvas through a painstakingly slow, deliberate process. The immutable Gothic structure is seen as a backdrop for the ever-changing sunlight, shadows, and mists at various times of the day. A two-page index of the plates, in color, supplements the volume. This fine study of a single cycle and Monet's widespread popularity make it a good choice for all collections.-- Joan Levin, Indian Trails P.L., Wheeling, Ill. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.