Sunday, December 20, 2009

CLAUDE & CAMILLE's new cover

It is 3 1/2 exciting months until publication of Claude & Camille: a novel of Claude Monet (Crown) and the newly designed cover uses Claude's haunting portrait of a woman. She seems to blend with the sky, almost becoming the air, not quite obtainable, the ideal feminine. So for those many people who are accustomed to the original cover of a photograph of two young lovers, I can assure you not one word of the passionate story has been changed, but the art on the book jacket has now rightfully been given to the young painter himself.

The original of the 1886 painting can be found in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

1 comment:

  1. Bravo to the new cover, Stephanie! The earlier version was pretty, but like you say, the artist's own work needs to be there. (A number of discussions took place along that line with my "Sunflowers"...!) Excellent new design.

    I'm excited to read the book in 2010!