Have just finished Stephanie Cowell’s fictionalised account of the relationship between Monet and Camille Doncieux.
Inspired to read it by seeing this painting of Camille on her death bed in a documentary that explored how winter appears in art. This is so touching a tribute that I was curious to know more.
It is a meticulously researched story and Cowell brings the character of Monet to life. The other Impressionists do remain as shadows in the background, but it was a pleasant read all the same. A good way to start off the holiday.