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Mad Enchantment

Mad Enchantment
Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1408861968
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Claude Monet's water lily paintings are among the most iconic and beloved works of art of the past century. Yet these entrancing images were created at a time of terrible private turmoil and sadness for the artist. The dramatic history behind these paintings is little known; Ross King's Mad Enchantment tells the full story for the first time and, in the process, presents a compelling and original portrait of one of our most popular and cherished artists. By the outbreak of war in 1914, Monet, then in his mid-seventies, was one of the world's most famous and successful painters, with a large house in the country, a fleet of automobiles and a colossal reputation. However, he had virtually given up painting following the death of his wife Alice in 1911 and the onset of blindness a year later. Nonetheless, it was during this period of sorrow, ill health and creative uncertainty that – as the guns roared on the Western Front – he began the most demanding and innovative paintings he had ever attempted. Encouraged by close friends such as Georges Clemenceau, France's dauntless prime minister, Monet would work on these magnificent paintings throughout the war years and then for the rest of his life. So obsessed with his monumental task that the village barber was summoned to clip his hair as he worked beside his pond, he covered hundreds of yards of canvas with shimmering layers of pigment. As his ambitions expanded with his paintings, he began planning what he intended to be his legacy to the world: the 'Musée Claude Monet' in the Orangerie in Paris. Drawing on letters and memoirs and focusing on this remarkable period in the artist's life, Mad Enchantment gives an intimate portrayal of Claude Monet in all his tumultuous complexity, and firmly places his water lily paintings among the greatest achievements in the history of art.

French Affairs

French Affairs
Letters from Paris

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1893
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translation of Goethe's Faust, Ist and IInd Parts, by W. B. Clarke

Translation of Goethe's Faust, Ist and IInd Parts, by W. B. Clarke
A Book

by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 460
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Une vie

Une vie
A Book

by Guy de Maupassant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1889
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Pastoral Pause in the Midst of the Hunt

The Pastoral Pause in the Midst of the Hunt
A Book

by Vicki Joy DeMara

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 520
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Romanic Review

Romanic Review
A Book

by Henry Alfred Todd

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mad, a novel

Mad, a novel
A Book

by James Cyprian Canby Biddle- Cope (marq.)

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1887
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Works of Guy de Maupassant: Une vie. Piece of string. Sundays of a bourgeois; and other stories

The Works of Guy de Maupassant: Une vie. Piece of string. Sundays of a bourgeois; and other stories
A Book

by Guy de Maupassant

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1911
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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French affairs: Lutetia, 1840-43

French affairs: Lutetia, 1840-43
A Book

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1910
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Angol Filológiai Tanulmányok

Angol Filológiai Tanulmányok
Hungarian Studies in English

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Sexual Tyranny in Wessex

Sexual Tyranny in Wessex
Hardy's Witches and Demons of Folklore

by Gayla R. Steel

  • Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Folklore's ancient witch and demon figures fascinate us as they continue to materialize in literature with a vitality belying their age. Seeing these folkloric images as crucial metaphors in Hardy's works - as manifest expressions of human sexual aggression and as archetypal projections from his characters' unconscious - this study explores the tyranny they exercise over their victims. The book also vigorously pursues the astonishing truths Hardy unearths through these shape-shifting energies and through his use of related folk beliefs such as omens, weather lore, and healing rituals that draw the reader irresistibly into his charmed Wessex world.

The poems

The poems
A Book

by Louis Untermeyer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1937
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S

THE EARTH IS THE LORD'S
A Book

by TAYLOR CALDWELL

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1940
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Life

Life
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1947-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Domino

Domino
A Book

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2011-04-30
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 144646668X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome. After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company fifty years before. But Cautley also meets the eminent painter Sir Endymion Starker that same evening and his mistress, Eleanora, who has another tragic tale to tell, one that will have George unwittingly re-enacting the fate of Tristano...

Ex Libris

Ex Libris
A Book

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2013-06-30
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1448189608
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Responding to a cryptic summons to a remote country house, London bookseller Isaac Inchbold finds himself responsible for restoring a magnificent library pillaged during the English Civil War, and in the process slipping from the surface of 1660s London into an underworld of spies and smugglers, ciphers and forgeries. As he assembles the fragments of a complex historical mystery, Inchbold learns how Sir Ambrose Plessington, founder of the library, escaped from Bohemia on the eve of the Thirty Years War with plunder from the Imperial Library. Inchbold's hunt for one of these stolen volumes - a lost Hermetic text - soon casts him into an elaborate intrigue; his fortunes hang on the discovery of the missing manuscript but his search reveals that the elusive volume is not what it seems and that he has been made an unwitting player in a treacherous game.

The book of songs

The book of songs
A Book

by Heinrich Heine

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leonardo and the Last Supper

Leonardo and the Last Supper
A Book

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 2013-09-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780385666091
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Leonardo da Vinci's transcendent painting The Last Supper defined the master artist. Until now, no one has told the full story behind its creation. Political events weighed on da Vinci and all of Italy during the time of the painting's conception and creation, as his patron, the Duke of Sforza, unleashed forces leading to a decades-long series of tragedies known as the Italian Wars. Sforza was overthrown by French forces in 1499, forcing da Vinci to flee Milan with the paint on The Last Supper barely dry. The Last Supper ensured Leonardo's universal renown as a visionary master of the arts.

Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling

Michelangelo And The Pope's Ceiling
A Book

by Ross King

  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-10-31
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1446418839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In 1508, Pope Julius II commissioned Michelangelo to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The thirty-three-year-old Michelangelo had very little experience of the physically and technically taxing art of fresco; and, at twelve thousand square feet, the ceiling represented one of the largest such projects ever attempted. Nevertheless, for the next four years he and a hand-picked team of assistants laboured over the vast ceiling, making thousands of drawings and spending back-breaking hours on a scaffold fifty feet above the floor. The result was one of the greatest masterpieces of all time. This fascinating book tells the story of those four extraordinary years and paints a magnificent picture of day-to-day life on the Sistine scaffolding - and outside, in the upheaval of early sixteenth-century Rome.

Enchantment at Delphi

Enchantment at Delphi
A Book

by Richard L. Purtill

  • Publisher : Harcourt
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9780152004477
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fascinated by the temple ruins at Delphi, a young girl manages to slip into the site when it is deserted and finds herself involved in a strange adventure.