Date: Tue 11 Feb - Tue 11 Feb, 2020
Time: 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Peter Webb introduces a star of the show ‘Claude Monet’s Garden at Givnerny’. The impressionist painter bought a home in a village to the northwest of Paris, in 1890. In this lecture we see the sequences and thinking of Monet’s redesign of the extensive grounds, laying out gravel paths and planting flowers that would bloom in a succession of ever-changing colour harmonies. Three years later, he acquired an adjacent property and diverted water from a nearby stream to create a lily pond with a Japanese bridge. In these gardens, he found an infinite source of creative inspiration for his late paintings, nowadays considered his greatest achievements. A delight.