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Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas

Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas
Essays By David Park Curry, Linda S. Ferber, Todd A. Forrest, Elaine Kilmurray, and Susan G. Larkin

Softcover: 80 pages
Publisher: New York Botanical Garden (2016)
ISBN: 978-0-692-70537-7
Product Size: .25 x 8 x 11 inches

Impressionism emerged as an artistic style in France in the 1860s, characterized by the use of a brilliant palette applied using vigorous brushstrokes to capture the “impression” of a subject.  In France Impressionist artists usually painted in the open air.  By the late 1880s, Impressionism was an international phenomenon and had been adopted by many important American artists.  At the same time, a vibrant gardening culture and public parks movement had emerged.  American Impressionists responded with vivid interpretations of American gardens on canvas.  This catalogue explores the art of an era that gave birth to some of America’s greatest gardens, including The New York Botanical Garden.

* Note the cover image is Matilda Browne’s, Peonies (1907), Oil on panel, Florence Griswold Museum


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