Our next ┬áLecture is ‘Painting your Garden – Monet to Mattisse. Lydia Bauman is our speaker.

The magnificent Royal Academy exhibition of 2016 opened the public’ eyes to the extent┬áto which artists loved to cultivate their own gardens and how they were in turn inspired by them to create experimental work. We will trace the parallel developments in the history of gardening and the history of modern art from the Impressionism of Monet, Renoir, Pissaro and Morissot in the late 19th century, to the near abstractions of Matisse and Kandinsky in the 20th.