Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to MatisseExhibition on Screen
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Filmed and directed by David Bickerstaff
Produced by Phil Grabsky
Based on the sellout show at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. 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 Royal Academy of Arts, London.
From the exhibition walls to the wonder and beauty of artists’ gardens like Giverny and Seebüll, the fi lm takes a magical and widely travelled journey to discover how different contemporaries of Monet built and cultivated modern gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, decorative design and utopian ideas. 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.