I have plenty of links which I used for Eminent research, but it’s probably best to limit myself. That being said, this is my annotated biblography! Feel free to peruse these resources if you ever find yourself wondering about art history or just curious about Monet.
King, R. (2017, November 18) phone interview
I interviewed the author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet’s Water Lilies and learned a lot about Monet’s life and relationships. I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of Mr. King’s book as he provided me with very extensive information on my eminent.
Probably my main resource/inspiration for my speech. The panels he offered to the State are housed in this museum and they inspired the circular layout in other museums as well. This offers good background information on Monet’s feelings towards his Lilies.
I took a cursory glance at Monet’s Wikipedia page as is customary at the beginning of every project. Not the best resource to be used, but definitely one that’s worth looking at at the start of any project if you want good background information.
I also used the information from the Vancouver Art Gallery’s exhibit to get an overview of Monet’s life and some more in-depth information on certain works and periods of his long and illustrious life. The chronology and Giverny section were particularly helpful to me.
I also took a look at what the MoMA had to say about Monet’s water lilies seeing as that was the first place where I had seen them in person. It provides rather minimal information but the installation views are really cool to look at.
I referenced this page as well to learn more about all the Water Lily panels and a few of their names. Being his most famous series there was actually quite a bit of information.
The Monet foundation provides a lot of information on his home in Giverny and his gardens and studio. They work hard year-round to maintain his lovely gardens and estate and shed some light on what his life was like.
Reading up on Impressionism also proves to be helpful, as it shows what were the ideals of that time period. This site is rather brief, but it definitely captures the essence of the period.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art also houses many works of Monet and other Impressionists, and provides an excellent description for what Impressionism is and was like at the time.
This provides an excellent overview of many important points of Monet’s life, from the rejections of his work by the Salon to his life in Giverny and the Water Lily ponds. It’s a quick read but an important one.