Tags for: The Edible Garden: Pissarro’s Gardens in Eragny
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Water Lilies (Agapanthus) (detail), c. 1915-26. Claude Monet (French, 1840-1926). Oil on canvas; 201.3 x 425.6 cm. John L. Severance Fund and an anonymous gift 1960.81.


The Edible Garden: Pissarro’s Gardens in Eragny

Friday, November 20, 2015, 7:00–8:00 p.m.
Location:  Gartner Auditorium
Gartner Auditorium

About The Event

Tonight’s lecture by Richard Brettell has been canceled due to illness. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Camille Pissarro and Claude Monet moved to their Norman farms in the villages of Eragny and Giverny the same year, 1883. Both lived in these houses, initially rented and eventually purchased (Pissarros with a loan from Monet!), until their respective deaths in 1903 and 1926. Monets house and garden in Giverny, now owned by the Institut de France, has become world famous and is inundated with French and foreign visitors. By contrast, Pissarros house and garden in Giverny is privately owned, all but unmarked, and visited by no one. Yet each place was completely transformed by the painters to become the principal motifs for their late landscapes. Richard Brettell will discuss the two gardens, the two sets of paintings of them, and the visual ideologies of these two Impressionist friends.

Supported in part by the Painting and Drawing Society.