Monet : itinerant of light

by Rubio, Salva, 1978-

Format: Print Book 2017
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From many years without recognition, money and yet a family to raise, all the way to great success, critically and financially, Monet pursued insistently one vision: catching the light in painting, refusing to compromise on this ethereal pursuit. It cost him dearly but he was a beacon for his contemporaries. We discover in this comics biography how he came to this vision as well as his turbulent life pursuing it.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Monet has loudly maintained, all along, that he's the leader of the impressionists. But in 1880, six years after the first impressionist show scandalized the critics, Renoir convinces him he can't continue fighting old battles. Like Renoir and also Sisley, Cézanne, and Pissarro, Monet has to make a living, and staying with the impressionists is guaranteed poverty. Besides, most critics were starting to warm up to impressionism. Before Efa and Rubio get there, though, they dwell on Monet's early years of struggle, beginning with his 1862 arrival in Paris and extending just beyond his first wife Camille's death, in 1879. And well they should, for Monet's long road to success is a real-life artistic legend that ranks with those of Beethoven, Brahms, Van Gogh, and very few others. Framing it with Monet's double cataract-removal in 1923, Rubio and Efa insert several masterpieces in the background and let their subject's obsession with light enrich their fine work of mainstream European comics. An appendix discusses the background paintings, the originals of which appear alongside Efa's adaptations and sometimes by themselves. Because Efa injects so much of Monet into his own style and Rubio presents fact as fact and conjecture as conjecture, many may think this the best of the many recent comics biographies of artists.--Olson, Ray Copyright 2017 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "This evocative homage to one of the titans of modern art is both a collectible and a joy to read. As an aged Claude Monet endures temporary blindness after cataract surgery, he reviews his past: stubborn struggles against the fossilized art establishment, painfully impoverished and transient family life, and the devout (even obsessive) pursuit of natural light in his painting. One of Monet's early works gave the name "Impressionism" to the innovative approach of a group of young artists who wanted to catch on canvas the immediate visual impact of experience. Efa captures some of that fresh outlook in his luminous illustration of Rubio's intelligent biographical script, and a well-selected gallery section that follows the narrative lets readers follow Monet's astonishing efforts to establish himself as an artist, which culminated in his creation of a perfect painterly environment in his estate at Giverny. The large-format binding allows room for the dynamic panel and color design. The quality of the loving production make this a landmark in serious comics about art. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Subjects Monet, Claude, -- 1840-1926 -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Painters -- France -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Impressionism (Art) -- France -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Nonfiction comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Biographical comics.
Publisher New York :NBM Graphic Novels,2017
Contributors Efa, artist.
Kane, Montana, translator.
Language English
In English, translated from the Spanish.
Description 111 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
ISBN 9781681121390
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