The Artist's Garden

The Artist's Garden

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"The Artist's Garden" explores the profound connection between twenty iconic artists and the gardens that ignited their creativity. It offers a picturesque glimpse into the moments when these artists swapped their studios for the natural world, setting up their easels amidst the greenery, under the gentle shade to protect against the sunlight, ready to capture the beauty before them with brush and palette.

Richly illustrated, this book unveils the narratives of the gardens that became the backdrop for some of the most celebrated artworks, revealing not just the artistic inspiration drawn from the flora and fauna but also shedding light on the personal and professional lives of the artists involved. From Cezanne's residence in Southern France to Childe Hassam's creative retreat at Celia Thaxter's garden off Maine's coast, gardens have been a perennial source of inspiration. They offered not only a convenient source of subjects and ideas, right outside the artist's studio, but also the dynamic beauty of the changing seasons and the passage of time. Claude Monet’s Giverny, for example, was the nucleus for countless masterpieces, inspiring Monet and others with its evolving charm. In some cases, entire villages, like Gerberoy in Picardy and Skagen in Denmark, became canvases for artist colonies. This book narrates the tales of the actual gardens and homes that fueled the creativity of these legendary artists, places that continue to welcome visitors today, engaging art aficionados and garden lovers alike with an intimate look into the creative sanctuaries that spurred these painters to greatness.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Frances Lincoln (Oct. 29 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 224 pages
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 1.48 kg
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 24.64 x 2.79 x 30.23 cm

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