Fri 12 Apr Garden Path at Giverny, Monet
- 79 Australian dollars$79
- 23 Hutton Street Osborne Park, near the corner of Guthrie Street
Monet's paintings of his water-garden and waterlilies at Giverny occupied him for many years in the latter part of his life and were his last great work. Like the works of Turner in the final stage, they were for a long time misunderstood and unappreciated but similarly revived in esteem in the light of modern reappraisal. By the end of 1890 Monet was making enough from the sales of his pictures to buy his house at Giverny outright and soon after began improvements to the garden which included the formation of a pond from a marshy tract by damming a stream that ran into the river Epte. He had a bridge built over the pond `in Japanese taste' and his first paintings of the water-garden in a series, 1899-1900, give prominence to the bridge with waterlilies beneath and weeping willows, by that time well-grown, around it. These pictures formed a quiet beginning to what was to become an increasingly exciting enterprise. In the second phase of forty-eight pictures produced between 1903 & 1908, he dispensed with the bridge which had been a somewhat conventional accessory, set his angle of vision nearer to the water surface and composed his picture simply of the waterlilies and reflections in the water, with only a suggestion of trees and other vegetation on the banks in the background. The pond became a sort of magic mirror holding such amazing depth and beauty of color and variety of light as can be appreciated here. More akin to Japan in spirit that the hump-backed bridge was the decorative sense that Monet now displayed in the selection of the areas of blue and green leaf and the touches of white and red in vivid design against the deeps of color to the right and in the foreground. Paint this masterpiece whilst sipping a beverage & enjoying gourmet platters. Bring your friends & enjoy a wonderful evening as you are guided through the painting process to create your own stunning art piece to take home. Perfect for all, from complete novices to the more experienced. You'll be amazed at how much you'll learn & how much you'll achieve in one evening. Price per person includes: * Welcome drink on arrival (BYO alcohol thereafter). * Unlimited soft drinks * Selection of gourmet snacks * Canvas & everything you need to create your own masterpiece * Use of an assortment of brushes, easel, apron & quality acrylic paints. * Step by step tuition & demonstration by an experienced artist. Starts at 6.30pm 23 Hutton Street, Osborne Park near the corner of Guthrie Street
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23 Hutton Street, Osborne Park WA, Australia