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Impressionist Gardens Exhibition Catalogue

Clare Willsdon

A beautiful exploration of the rich history and striking evolution of Impressionist garden paintings

By the 1860s, gardens were highly popular in France; the introduction of new plant species and the opening to the public of former royal parks had stimulated a great horticultural movement. With their delight in colour, plein-air effects and modern-life themes, the Impressionists naturally turned to gardens for artistic inspiration.

This book follows the flowering of the Impressionist garden in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It illustrates not only masterpieces of Impressionism by Manet, Pissarro, Renoir, Sisley and others, but also works by such forebears as Delacroix, Corot, Courbet, and later figures like Van Gogh, Gauguin, Klimt and Sargent. With its spectacular illustrations and accessible, engaging text, it will appeal equally to the art lover, student, scholar or gardening enthusiast.


184pp | Paperback | 128 illustrations


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