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Exhibition On Screen

Painting The Modern Garden: Monet To Matisse

Tuesday 12th March 2024: 7:30pm – 9:15pm

Filmed And Directed By: David Bickerstaff

Length: 93 minutes

Produced By: Phil Grabsky

Claude Monet was an avid horticulturist and arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, but he was not alone. Great artists like Van Gogh, Bonnard, Sorolla, Sargent, Pissarro and Matisse all saw the garden as a powerful
subject for their art.

These great artists, along with many other famous names, featured in an innovative and extensive exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art, London.

From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, this film takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract color, decorative design and utopian ideas.

This remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring facination with gardens today.

As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’.

For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this film is ideal.

Ticket Prices

Standard: £10.00
Member: £8.00
Children (-18yrs): £6.00

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