A Season at Monet's Garden
Photographs by Claudia Toutain-Dorbec
Preface by Nicole Zapata-Aubé, Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres
Paperback ISBN-13: 978-0-9802432-1-5
e Book ISBN-13: 978-0-9802432-2-2
Publication Date: May 1st, 2011
Format: 8 x 10" - 203 x 254 mm
Images: 157 color
Retail Price: US $49.95
Beyond his technique, beyond his palette, what Monet brought to Giverny was his vision. In the same way, beyond her camera and experience, the unique vision that Claudia Toutain-Dorbec brought there shines through in her lavish creations of color and form. “Personal, novel, philosophical, poetic” – these are the ways French curator Nicole Zapata-Aubé sees Claudia’s work. And they are the links as well between her own photographic artistry and the beauty that both inspired and was brought to life by Claude Monet.
Claudia Toutain-Dorbec, born in Oregon (1949-), a contemporary multi-media artist and author, mostly known for her botanical work. She includes photography, painting, drawing, collage, and sculpture in her creative processes.
In the 1970's she became interested in botanical photo images, similar to those she does today. She has worked with botanical subjects in some way since she was a child.
Her work is currently being shown in New Mexico and New York.