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Roses, Leeks, and Water Lilies: Impressionist Painters in the Garden

26 April, 2021 @ 7:30 pm 9:00 pm

Professor Clare Willsdon, Professor of the History of Western Art, University of Glasgow

Monet Giverny Gardens overlaid with Prof Willsdon
Monet’s Garden at Giverny and Professor Clare Willsdon

From Monet’s roses and waterlilies at Giverny to the peasant vegetable gardens painted by Pissarro, horticulture was central to the art of the Impressionists. Renoir preferred his gardens semi-wild; Caillebotte grew the latest modern dahlias, and Morisot portrayed her daughter playing amidst towering hollyhocks. In this talk, we consider why gardens were so inspiring to the Impressionists, and how their ‘painting and planting’ relates to developments in nineteenth-century horticulture, education, and what we now call ecology.

(This is a change to the original programme.)

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