Sickles On The Road to Monet's Garden at the New York Botanical Gardens (Sold Out)
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bienvenue au jardin de Monet! Claude Monet created some of the world’s most beloved artworks. But did you know one of the things Monet considered among his greatest masterpieces was not a painting? It was Giverny, the artist’s idyllic home in the French countryside, about 50 miles from Paris.
Monet was an avid gardener who once reflected that perhaps flowers were the reason he became a painter. This exhibition explores this legacy, transforming the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a floral masterpiece of diverse plants, bold colors, and dramatic design. A passionate gardener who once declared, "I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers," Monet found endless inspiration from his exuberant gardens. The water garden alone accounts for some 250 paintings, including a series of monumental canvases that led to his Grandes Decorations at the Musee de l'Orangerie in Paris. His flower garden is featured in at least 40 works.
As we journey through Giverny recreated, we’ll see how Monet’s passion for experimentation with plants and color results in a riot of flowers which change with the seasons. More than 150 varieties of annuals and perennials are planted here, all known to have been planted by Monet himself.
You will have the opportunity to view two scarcely seen garden-inspired paintings by Monet, plus rare photographs of him and his gardens and personal artifacts like his wooden palette. For a more contemporary insight, Elizabeth Murray’ photographs, recorded over 25 years, reveal the beauty of Monet’s garden as it exists now.
Our trip will enjoy a private guided tour through the Conservatory and a guided tram tour through the garden after lunch. Bus departs Sickles Market at 8:00amand returns at 5:30*pm *estimated
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BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONLINE OR CALL SICKLES MARKET at 732.741.9563
Ticket includes: air-conditioned transport to and from the garden with on board restroom and DVD, all garden entrance and tour fees, breakfast bag, goody bag, on board talks, Sickles garden hosts, private guided tour of the Monet Exhibition, tram tour of the garden, raffles and on board refreshments.
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