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Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas will be the focus of a new exhibition soon to open at the New York Botanical Garden. Visitors to the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory will be able to wander through a garden like those that influenced iconic artists such as Childe Hassam and John Singer Sargent. As well, a complementary display of more than 20 paintings and sculptures by these famed artists and their contemporaries will be on view in the LuEsther T. Mertz Library's Art Gallery.
Peony border I photographed at the New York Botanical Garden in May 2012.
Far from any interest in photographic realism, American Impressionism is a style of painting characterized by loose, broken brushstrokes, with the goal of capturing an impression of a scene, the colors, shadows, and ephemeral quality of light observed in the natural world.
A peony border painted by American Impressionist Matilda Browne ca. 1907.
Impressionism: American Gardens on Canvas opens to the public on Saturday, 14 May.
I will be there for the press preview on Wednesday, 11 May so come back for an update.
Meanwhile, if you want you can preorder tickets here.
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