Exhibition from the Cleveland Museum of Art and
The Royal Academy London
Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse
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, feature in an innovative and extensive exhibition from The Cleveland Museum of Art and The Royal Academy, London.
From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the 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. Guided by passionate curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this remarkable collection of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, and avant-garde artists of the early twentieth century will reveal the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and the public’s enduring fascination with gardens today. Long considered spaces for expressing color, light and atmosphere, the garden has occupied the creative minds of some of the world’s greatest artists. As Monet said, ‘Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything’. For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, this is an ideal film.
Estimated Run Time: 1 hours 33 minutes
About This Series
Captured exclusively for the cinema screens this ground-breaking series brings the world’s greatest works of art, and their environs, to you. Each High definition film provides unprecedented access into the lives of renowned artists, their art, and the fabulous museums and galleries that are not only the custodians of such masterpieces, but works of art in their own right.
Things to know:
• Student tickets must be purchased in person
• All performances are live unless otherwise noted
• Late arrivals will be seated at staff discretion
• Run times and cast are subject to change