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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Art and Gardens Intertwined

Claude Debussy, the French composer pointed out that “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” Debussy’s words are a great lead-in for today’s blog thought:  some of the world’s most beautiful gardens are works of art rather than ones that follow all the rules.  Claude Monet, the famous French impressionist painter comes to mind as originating his own rules with his inspiring works of art. Monet was also a passionate gardener; flowers and nature an integral part of his pieces.

There must be Monet fans in the crowd. Maybe you live or work in New York or are possibly planning a trip there soon. To discover this concept of art and gardens intertwined, you may want to include a stop at the New York Botanical Garden where you can find Monet's horticultural work recreated. There is an exhibit running now until October 21st that includes photographs, videos, rare documents and two of the impressionist's paintings.  

Want to grasp the importance of how art and gardens intertwine? Take some French advice and include a visit to the New York Botanical Garden for what sounds to be an awesome exhibit!

Image of New Dawn Roses intertwined with Lupines by Ann Bilowz

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1 comment:

Plant Stands said...

No wonder people want to paint flowers...they are so uplifting!

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