This talk explores gardens through the senses of the Impressionists from three continents – Europe, North America and Australia - enjoying the essentially similar pleasures of the garden, but engaging with the light from their skies in order to create very different sensations.
The enclosure of the garden acts like a living picture frame illustrating how and what they grew, giving us a guide to their individuality and that of their family, friends and, in the simple words of the greatest Impressionist and gardener Monet, providing motifs to paint.
Caroline has lectured in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA, Europe and Japan, and in 2017 returns to The Arts Society in New Zealand. Lectures for the University of Cambridge ICE (Course Director for International Summer Programme), the Royal Horticultural Society, museums, travel companies and Clio Voyages for francophones. Consultant designer specializing in evoking historic, artistic and symbolic references. Author of 11 books including Water Lilies and Bory Latour-Marliac, the genius behind Monet’s water lilies; Impressionists in their Gardens; Follies of Europe: Architectural Extravaganzas; Monet at Giverny and Icons of Garden Design. Theatre productions: How does your garden grow Mr. Shakespeare and Impressionists in their Gardens: living light and colour. Presenter and contributor on television and BBC Radio 4. 2017 recipient of the Herb Society of America ‘Elizabeth Crisp Rea Award’.
This talk is supported by The Arts Society - A leading arts education charity with a global network of 385 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.