Many people know that Claude Monet (1840-1926) was a founder of French Impressionism, a master of landscapes who painted Impression, Sunrise, and Water Lilies. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he created the ponds featuring those water lilies and painted 250 oils of them; that his work Water Lily Pond sold for $80.4 million; that his Cliffs Near Dieppe was stolen not once but twice; and that he was almost blind when he painted some of his most famous works. This book presents an instant impression of his life, work, and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the artist behind the pictures.
50 defining facts, dates, thoughts, habits conveyed through infographics. Entertaining and informative, celebrating and challenging the artist. Stylish gift for art lovers.
Richard Wiles is a writer, editor and illustrator, he has successfully blended graphic design and editorial skills in the creation of magazines and books on topics ranging from interior design to popular culture. Consultant Editor Dr Diana Newall lectured for 12 years on a range of subjects in Art History including at Sotheby's Institute of Art, The Open University, the University of Kent, Birmingham University and Birkbeck College, London.