Exhibition On Screen
PAINTING THE MODERN GARDEN – MONET TO MATISSE
Please Note: This title is now available to rent online until Wednesday 22 July only.
Smell the flowers, revel in the colours, escape to another world. Based on the blockbuster exhibition from the Royal Academy of the Arts.
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 film based on the exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts, 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 gardens to explore expressive motifs, abstract colour, 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 colour, 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 will be a fascinating film.
Filmed and Directed by David Bickerstaff
Produced by Phil Grabsky
Music by Asa Bennett
How You Can Access
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You are welcome to share and watch the film as a group or couple. But if you are going to share the online version with your family or a group in your household, please do consider buying tickets for everyone if you can.
By renting this film you are helping your local cinema. All profits will be equally shared between Riverside Theatres and the distributors.
Classification: E – Exempt from Classification