Living Paintings

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.

Listen to an audio clip

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.'

What's inside

  • 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.

Touch to see image list

Woman with a Parasol: Madam Monet & her son by Claude Monet
Umbrellas by Pierre Auguste Renoir

What our members say

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Enthusiastically Received The 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
Generated lots of discussion The 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
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