Monet Reconstructed

In Monet Reconstructed, the artist and poet Paul takes eight works by Claude Monet (Haystacks, At the End of Summer, Houses of Parliament, Stormy Sky, Impression, Sunrise, Poplars at the River Epte, Snow at Argenteuil, The Magpie, Water Lily Pond, and Women in the Garden) and abstracts them through pixelation to reveal average color distributions over given areas of the image, from the entirety of the painting as one solid color to a “full resolution” image of the painting. Through these eleven stages of resolution, attention is called to the question of “what constitutes adequate reproduction?”

In its manifold aspects, Monet Reconstructed can be viewed variously as a color study, as an examination of graphic reproduction, and as a work of visual poetry.

Monet Reconstructed is part of the Reconstructed series of art books (Bosch, Da Vinci, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Renoir, Cézanne, Van Gogh, and Rousseau).

Book Details:
Softcover (or PDF Download)
Full Color
108 pages
216 x 216 mm, 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 in
ISBN-10: 0692334602
ISBN-13: 978-0692334607
Monet Reconstructed
Softcover | $29.95
Signed Softcover | $49.95
PDF Download | $9.95
Set of All 9 Reconstructed Books including Monet Reconstructed
Softcover Set | $190.00
Signed Set | $290.00
PDF Download Set | $49.00
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