Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies

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Guest: Ross King

Claude Monet is perhaps the world’s most beloved artist. And among his works, paintings of the water lilies in his garden at Giverny, France are the most famous. In his new book, Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, author ROSS KING explains Monet’s intense frustration with the craft, as well as the personal torments the artist suffered during the final years of his life as the horrors of World War I approached. King is the bestselling author of nonfiction books on Italian, French and Canadian art and history, and two novels.

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