Claude Monet; Water Lilies and Japanese Bridge, 1899
June 26 – 30Gardeners utilize plant material to create an artistic expression of the planter’s personality. Similarly, a painter’s brush strokes are chosen with intention to capture the beauty that lies within their “mind-Garden”. Additionally, many painters cultivated beautiful gardens in which to give them a pleasing natural environment to be both inspired and to paint. Gardens were especially popular with the Impressionists, whose vivid color sense, broad brush strokes, and appreciation of nature paired perfectly with the garden as subject.
Artists: Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Frida Kahlo, Wassily Kandinsky