Until 20th April 2016
From 30th January to 20th April 2016, the Royal Academy of Arts presents a bucolic exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, showing works by Monet and his contemporaries with the subject matter of the garden.
Claude Monet once said that he owed his painting to flowers. A passionate horticulturalist, the famous French painter was the undisputed champion of garden paintings throughout the history of art. Thanks to the exhibition Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts, the public can see that he was far from alone in choosing the garden as subject matter. Taking Claude Monet’s work as its starting point, this exhibition highlights the theme of the garden in art from 1862 to 1920. Visitors can discover a vision of the modern garden through the eyes of different painters: a place for experimentation, for dreaming, hidden sanctuary or paradise. Joint organisers with the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Royal Academy of Arts presents impressionist, post-impressionist and avant-garde works.
Bringing together over 120 works from both public and private collections in Europe and the United States, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse presents some of Monet’s and Matisse’s finest works as well as iconic paintings by Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Klimt and Klee. Thirty-five paintings by Monet are on show including the famous Agapanthus Triptych (1916 – 1919). Losing themselves in the beauty of the modern garden on this floral escapade amongst Monet’s beautiful green spaces, the visitor will learn how the garden became a universal and multiform theme for his contemporaries too. From 30th January to 20th April, the Royal Academy of Arts is in full bloom for the enjoyment of all its visitors.
For further details on the exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts
Place : Royal Academy of Arts
Address : Burlington House-Piccadilly London W1JOBD
District : Mayfair
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