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The Evocative Garden: Gardens and the Impressionist and Post Impressionist Movements

Twigs Way (Dr)

Course Title: The Evocative Garden: Gardens and the Impressionist and Post Impressionist Movements

Course Code: 4XEV05A19

Start Date: 31/10/2019

Day of the Week:
  • Thursday

Session: Morning

Length in weeks: 5

Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm

Price: £

Everyone has heard of Monet and Manet and Giverny, but what about the gardens of Sorolla, Frieseke, or Kadinsky, or the wilder American response to the call to the art of ‘plein air’? Did plants replace paints or vice versa? And did the shimmering heat of southern France or the dull clouds of London enforce a new kind of impressionism on horticulture? And why did society portrait painter Singer Sargeant go all ‘impressionist’ when painting gardens? As Voltaire said ‘il faut cultiver notre jardin’ and this course will do just that!

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