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Curator’s Introduction and Breakfast: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

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Curator’s Introduction and Breakfast: Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Claude Monet, French (1840-1926). Water Lilies, ca. 1915-26, Oil on canvas, 78 ¾ x 167 ½ inches (200 x 425.5 cm), The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri. Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust, 57-26 Photo: Louis Meluso Paradisio Caption Eduardo

  • Friday 18 March 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    8:30 am - 10:00 am

    Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BD

Using the work of Monet as a starting point, this landmark exhibition examines the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s. Monet, arguably the most important painter of gardens in the history of art, once said he owed his painting “to flowers”. But Monet was far from alone in his fascination with the horticultural world, and therefore the exhibition also includes masterpieces by Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee. Exhibition curator and Courtauld Alumna Ann Dumas (MA History of Art 1981) will introduce these beautiful works and discuss the stories of the artists who made them.

 

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