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The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet


The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet
by Giancarlo Ascari and Pia Valentinis

Publisher: Royal Academy of Arts on the occasion of the exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, 2016
Project Editor: Debbie Bibo
Book Design: Orith Kolodny

Get ready to meet the master of Impressionism and marvel at the garden that inspired his work in this enchanting book. As full of facts as Monet's garden was full of flowers, children will learn how Monet's garden came about, how he painted outside no matter what the weather, and of course, about his famous Water Lilly series.

“Giancarlo Ascari and Pia Valentinis interpret Monet’s work as a starting point, but focus on rich content, colour and use of light rather than an impressionistic style. Their modern take on Monet seems to disconnect us from the paintings by Monet himself, particularly because of the black outlines and overall style. The illustrations are full of detail and color, and engaging content.”
The AOI – Association of Illustrators

Meet the master of Impressionism and marvel at the garden that inspired his work! The Green Fingers of Monsieur Monet by Giancarlo Ascari and Pia Valentinis is full of facts about Claude Monet and on The Guardian’s website, with some help from Monsieur Monet’s cat, they show you how to draw his garden.

“Un volume illustrato racconta, con uno stile limpido e dettagliato, la dedizione di Monet per quell’oasi verde nel nord della Francia.”
Sky Arte

“Un volume minuzioso e delizioso.”
Avvenire

“Ogni tavola è frutto di un fervido lavoro comune. Sono illustrazioni nitide e al tempo stesso ricche di vibrazioni, perfette nel declinare ad altissimo livello il narrare e il divulgare.”
Andersen. Il mensile di letteratura e di illustrazione per il mondo dell’infanzia
 

Awards

★ BIB – Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2017 – selected in the Italian IBBY shortlist

 



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