Discover with a curator and without the crowd the Royal Academy’s latest blockbuster exhibition Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse, and get even more than you’d expected. The tour will be exclusively commented by Francoise Durrance M.A. FRSA, freelance Art Historian and lecturer and RA expert, before opening hours.
8:30 am – 8:45 am : we will meet in front of the Royal Academy of Arts, Picadilly.
8:45 am : prompt start of guided tour Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse with curator Francoise Durrance.
10:00am : refreshments in the Belle Shenkman Room, Royal Academy of Arts
Discover the role played by the humble garden in the modern history of art with Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse at the Royal Academy of Arts.
Tracing the evolution of art from the 1860s to the 1920s, the exhibition explores the theme of the modern garden in an era of great social change. On display are works by prominent impressionists, post-impressionists and avant-garde artists, who attempted to break new ground as they tackled the ever-changing world of the garden.
With a focus on Monet’s famous scenes and his complete Agapanthus Triptych, the exhibition also features masterpieces by many other important artists inspired by the same theme. The 120 horticultural paintings on show include works by Cezanne, Renoir, Manet, Pissarro, Sargent, Van Gogh, Matisse, Kandinsky, Klimt and Klee.
from 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Guided tour starts at 8:45 am
Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD