Looks like I know where Monet’s palette, currently on display in our Library as part of Monet’s Garden, is going in late-October: Istanbul! Set to open on October 9 at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, “Giverny Bahçesi” or “The Garden in Giverny” will feature paintings from the last 30 years of Claude Monet’s life, painted at his bucolic home in Giverny. “The Garden in Giverny” is a joint effort between the Turkish museum and the Musée Marmottan Monet in Paris, who also loaned us the palette. I wish Sakıp Sabancı Museum great luck with this exhibit! If it is half as much fun as Monet’s Garden has been, they are in for a great few months! ~AR
This pop-art-meets-public-art ode to Claude Monet is really cool! It is meant to evoke the wisteria that was a frequent subject of his paintings. There isn’t any wisteria in Monet’s Garden currently, but there are some flowers that hint at this color palette! ~AR
Photographer and delphinium breeder, Edward Steichen.
Yes, in addition to his groundbreaking career as a visual artist and museum professional, Steichen was also a renowned horticulturist. While he lived in France, the French Horticultural Society awarded him its gold medal in 1913, and he served as president of the American Delphinium Society from 1935 to 1939. In the early 1930s, after leaving his position as chief of photography for the Condé Nast publications—including Vogue and Vanity Fair—and more than 10 years before beginning his career as Director of the Department of Photography at MoMA, he retired to his Connecticut farm to raise flowers…read more.
Professor Paul Hayes Tucker is the curator of Monet’s Garden and the world’s premier Monet scholar. He’s also an amazing person to talk to (I know, I got to spend several hours just listening to him talk about Monet while we were filming this video). Follow him and listen in as he shows a reporter from ArtInfo.com around our landmark exhibition. ~AR
Hate flying? Wallet feeling a little thin? Boss has you tied to your desk? Never fear! You can still visit the world’s 17th most beautiful museum (as chosen by the editors of Flavorpill) without ever leaving the five boroughs. Monet’s Garden, our homage to the great Impressionist painter’s incredible garden runs through October 21. Bonus: The water lilies are in full bloom! ~AR
If we get more than one picture, we’ll throw together a post on our blog, and maybe if we get enough entries we’ll put together some kind of prize or something. I have no idea if this is going to work, but I’m sure hoping so! ~AR
I’ve been to Giverny once before and it was remarkable for many reasons: Seeing that famous green bridge in person and knowing that Monet himself spent so much time studying and painting it. The sheer amount of space filled with more flowers than your eye could take in. Nothing compares. But the NYBG did a tremendous job in creating a piece of that beauty and conveying some of that joy in their exhibit. It runs through October 21st. I strongly urge you to go more than once! Each season brings new flowers… (via A little slice of Giverny at the NYBG | thefieryredhead)
I think Monet’s Garden in the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is in its 1895 phase right now!
Evolution of Impressionists’ colour palette over the years
I spy several paintings of Claude Monet’s home and garden at Giverny. See recreations of the beautiful plantings at Monet’s Garden, along with archival photographs, Monet’s palette, and two paintings!
Photograph of Monet in his second studio at Giverny by Choumoff
We have noticed this correlation, too, and are offering concerts throughout Monet’s Garden featuring Debussy and his contemporaries Faure and Roussel. The next one isn’t until October 7, but if you want to indulge in additional artistic synchronicity, you can visit our Monet to Mallarme Poetry Walk in the Perennial Garden.
It’s no big secret that art and music are often correlated—they possess a unifying motive to illustrate something (at least in the realm of 19th Century Impressionism) either through literal illustration or evoking an image through music.
With that said, I find the attachment of certain artists…
I expect to see a lot of this at Monet Evenings. ~AR
A couple admires the color and texture of Monet’s Water Lilies at MoMA, New York.
I saw the real Monet painting in NYC and one of my 6th grade students was re-creating the same painting on her Pizza Box as part of our After School Art lesson! Check out her Monet-inspired pizza inside!!