Enthusiastically ReceivedThe Group enthusiastically received this book. Overall the subject matter was excellent. We had a good discussion that took place prior to listening to the audio guides.Library Member
Come Rain or Shine
Suitable for: Book Clubs
We love to talk about the weather. These beautiful paintings show us sunshine and rain painted by two icons of the French Impressionist movement. Also of interest in these paintings are the French fashions of the day, including the must accessories in case of sunshine or showers – the parasol and umbrella.
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For Claude Monet it was 'The partnership between the artist, humanity and the natural world that produced the best art'. The figure came to play a less important part in Monet's subject matter but in this portrait of Camille and Jean he captures superbly this enchanting woman with their small son set in a landscape environment.
Monet said 'I try to convey what I feel, I forget the most elementary rules of painting if they exist. In short I am content to leave mistakes showing in my work if I can only capture my sensations.'
- 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
- Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
- Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
- An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.
Generated lots of discussionThe Renoir generated much more discussion that the Monet. We particularly enjoyed the display and discussion about the various umbrellas. It encouraged further research which we all enjoyed.Conifers Book Club
Our members enjoyed exploring the raised imagesOur members enjoyed exploring the raised images. Audio commentary is very detailed and gives insight in the history of creation of the paintings and artist's biographies. Lovely music and sound effects settle the atmosphere. Very valuable book for blind people. Many thanks.Library Member