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- DescriptionReprinted for the first time in nearly 25 years, this shimmering short vel gives an extraordinary portrait of a day in the life of an artist at work and at home. In prose as lumius as the colours Monet is using to portray his beloved garden, Eva Figes guides us through the day, from the dawn ('midnight blueblack growing grey and misty') through midday ('the sun was high w...shrinking what little shadow remained, fading colours, the pink rambler roses on the fence by the railway track looked almost white, and the grass had turned a tired yellow') to evening ('the tide of shadows rising as the sunset glow faded outside and the room grew dark.').Monet's wife, Alice, grieving for a lost daughter; a living daughter, Germaine, fretting that she will t be able to marry the young man she loves; their friend, the abbe, eating and drinking with them, observing the essential faith of the painter's art; two children, playing, closest to Monet in the freshness and certainty of their vision; all experiencing in very different ways the richness of the light that Monet works unceasingly to pin down in his last, great paintings.
- Author BiographyEva Figes, born in Berlin, moved to England with her family in 1939. She has published novels and social theory, including the feminist classic, Patriarchal Attitudes. She has two children, the author Kate Figes and the historian Orlando Figes.
- Author(s)Eva Figes
- PublisherPallas Athene Publishers
- Date of Publication21/04/2007
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPallas Athene Arts
- Weight136 g
- Width130 mm
- Height192 mm
- Spine9 mm
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