Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Project 3 - Let's drive to Giverny for the weekend

This weekend I’m planning on setting out early and driving the near 400 miles to Giverny northern France, where in 1890 Monet set about creating his garden.
There is the subtle visual link between the work I’ve been producing in relation to the impressionist art movement of which Monet led the way, but there is an interesting juxtaposition in the mentality behind the feel and thinking behind his work, and the more scientific element to my methods.
One of the main reasons for choosing The garden at Giverny as my location is that Monet spent years trying to tame nature, to construct a perfect balance of colour, size and composition of the natural world.
Many say he achieved this.


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  2. Hi Graham,

    This is very interesting. You should have a look at R. Hughes talking about the "Landscape of Pleasure". The book is in the library, but you can look at this:


    See you soon