Organised by the Lancashire Volunteer Fundraising Committee

Painting the Modern Garden - Monet to Matisse. By Eveline Eaton

Lecture | Preston Grashopper Rugby Club

Monday 29 February 2016 - 10:30 until 12:00

Eveline Eaton is a freelance lecturer in Fine Arts. She leads tours to many places including Berlin, Dresden, Munich, Cote d’Azur, Normandy and New York. She is Chairman of the Dresden Trust.

Eveline’s new lecture will accompany the Royal Academy’s scholarly blockbuster exhibition, showing 120 works from public and private collections from all over the world. This landmark exhibition will chart the emergence of the modern garden as a major factor of the evolution of art from the 1860s to the 1920s. There will be Impressionist, Post-Impressionist and Avant-Garde pictures

Not only is there Monet who said he owed his painting to flowers, but others such Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee were also mesmerised by plants and gardens. One highlight will be Monet’s monumental Agapanthus Triptych of 1916-19 which was split up in the 1950s and is reunited in this exhibition for the first time.

Gardens allowed these artists the freedom to break new ground and explore the ever-changing world around them.

Directions to the Preston Grasshoppers Rugby club will be given upon booking.

This event has been organised by the Lancashire Volunteer Fundraising Committee to help raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Preston Grashopper Rugby Club

Lightfoot Green Lane, Preston, PR4 0AP

Entry details

£15 lecture (optional lunch £7)

To book, please contact patsy stothert on patsy@stothert.co.uk or call 01524 702 306

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)