Sunday, August 26, 2012
Monet Paints a Day by Julie Danneberg
The story revolves around a letter written to his fiancee Alice, while he was on vacation in Etretat, France. The book follows Monet as he tells about his day and what he painted, eventually The Waves at the Manneporte, 1885. All through the book and then at the end, are facts about Monet and the impressionist style of painting.
This book is a work of art all on its own. I loved the story, and the illustrations brought Monet to life. I do wish that at the end of the story had been a full page illustration of the real Waves at the Manneporte, instead of just a 4 X 5. But, that is my soul criticism, and a minor one at that. You need to experience this book for yourself. Wow!