Arts & Letters Live: Ross King - More Than Meets the Eye
Returning author Ross King will explore the story behind Claude Monet’s water lilies from the early 20th century in his newest book, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies.
Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist, and among all his creations the paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny are his most famous. Seeing them in museums around the world, including at the Dallas Museum of Art, viewers are transported by the power of Monet’s brush into a peaceful world of harmonious nature. Yet, as King reveals in his newest book, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, these canvases belie the intense frustration Monet experienced with painting during the early 20th century–his eyesight was failing, French newspapers were reporting he had retired, a new generation of younger artists was challenging the achievements of Impressionism and the horrors of World War I were advancing on Giverny.
Enjoy a pre-event tour of Monet’s Water Lilies and other Impressionism highlights. Tour sign-up will begin 30 minutes prior to the start time. Tour space is limited and is first-come, first-served.
King will sign books shortly after his talk.