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The Artist in the Garden

May 19–October 21, 2012

Irises by Claude Monet from private collection in Switzerland

“What could be said about me…a man to whom only his painting matters?
And of course his garden and his flowers as well.”
— Claude Monet


Documenting the role that the iconic garden in Giverny played in artist Claude Monet’s life and work, The Artist in the Garden in the Rondina and Lo Faro Gallery at The New York Botanical Garden brought together for the first time two rarely seen paintings by the Impressionist master, as well as his paint-encrusted wooden palette and an evocative array of historical photographs that showed the artist creating and enjoying his garden.

Monet’s Garden, the Botanical Garden’s multifaceted exhibition devoted to one of the most enduringly popular painters of all time, featured elements in several venues throughout the Botanical Garden, including a seasonally changing interpretation of the glorious flower garden and water lily pond at Monet’s home in Giverny that inspired some of the artist’s most beloved masterpieces.

“The gardens remained a constant in his life,” said Dr. Paul Hayes Tucker, the curator of the exhibition and one of America’s leading authorities on Monet and Impressionism. “He tended to them lovingly and with plenty of money and with hired hands. So they became something larger than themselves. And his efforts right up to his death in 1926 to be able to paint their poetry, their prose, their splendor reminds us not only of his diligence, duty, and discipline, but likewise of his devotion to something that is larger than all of us.”

 

Monet's Garden with Prof. Paul Hayes Tucker

 

Recommended Reading

Titles not found in the Mertz Library's catalog are linked to WorldCat.

Cover Art
Monet's garden : May 19-October 21, 2012 - New York Botanical Garden
Call Number: ND553.M7 N49 2012
Publication Date: 2012

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Claude Monet: Life and Art - Paul H. Tucker
ISBN: 0300072864
Publication Date: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995

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Monet: Late Paintings of Giverny from the Musee Marmottan. - Lynn F. Orr; Paul H. Tucker; Elizabeth Murray
Call Number: ND553.M7 A4 1994
ISBN: 0810926105
Publication Date: San Francisco : Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco in association with H.N. Abrams ; New York : Dist
Exhibition Catalog

Cover Art
Monet in the 20th Century - Paul H. Tucker (Editor)
Call Number: ND553.M7 A4 1998
ISBN: 0300077491
Publication Date: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Royal Academy of Arts, London, 1998
Exhibition Catalog

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Monet's garden : through the seasons at Giverny - Vivian Russell
Call Number: ND553.M7 R86 1995
ISBN: 1556704151
Publication Date: 1996-02-01

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Monet's Passion: Ideas, Inspiration and Insights from the Painter's Gardens - Elizabeth Murray (Photographer)
Call Number: ND553.M7 M87 2010
ISBN: 0764953893
Publication Date: 2010-03-15

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