The Easel

Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse review – ravishing visions

Several Impressionists were hobby gardeners – but not Monet. Gardening was his lifelong passion and the lily ponds at Giverny a focus of great artistic contemplation. Not surprisingly his works stand out in a Royal Academy exhibition. “[T]he three-part panorama of water lilies [is] magnificent. There is no up or down, no end to the beauty of these constellations of colour in liquid space and air. Monet’s garden is beautiful beyond measure”.  Image: Google