Exhibition on Screen: Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse
March 3, 2024 at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
These showings of films by Exhibition on Screen are presented at the Capri Theatre and accompanied by introductions from MMFA staff, offering audiences fully enriched arts experiences.
This next film in the 2023/24 series is a ravishing joy from start to finish and will be introduced by Sarah Graves, Manager of Visitor Engagement at the MMFA.
About the Film
For many great artists the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents. The work of these great artists, along with many others, feature in a major 2016 exhibition ‘Painting the Modern Garden’ from The Royal Academy, London.
This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form. 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.
Capri Member: $12