Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

Bridgeman is happy to announce that we have provided various images for a film on Monet and horticultural art: 


Claude Monet on the Japanese Bridge in his garden at Giverny, c.1920, French Photographer / Musee Clemenceau, Paris, France / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images


EXHIBITION ON SCREEN and Seventh Art Productions presents a film that takes you on a magical journey from the exhibition walls of the Royal Academy of Arts, London to the wonder and beauty of famous artists' gardens across Europe.

Leading with Claude Monet, an avid horticulturist and perhaps the most important painter of gardens in art history, Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse showcases how great artists such as Pisarro, Matisse, Van Gogh and Sargent all viewed the garden as a powerful subject for their works and used it to explore motifs, decorative designs, abstract colours and utopian ideas.

With the aid of dedicated curators, artists and garden enthusiasts, this incredible group of Impressionists, Post-Impressionists and avant-garde artists of the early 20th century will unveil the rise of the modern garden in popular culture and its enduring fascination amongst today's public.



"A show that feels as intellectually invigorating as it is visually delightful." - The Times

Watch the trailer.


French painter Claude Monet in his workshop in front of one of his paintings Waterlilies c. 1918 / Bridgeman Images


Catch it in Cinemas

Release Dates:

UK -  From 12th April 2016

Rest of the World - From 24 May 2016



Tickets for the film can be purchased directly from EXHIBITION ON SCREEN, the company who brings blockbuster art exhibitions from galleries around the world to cinemas.

It is a ground-breaking series that lets art lovers worldwide delight in some of history's greatest ever painters on the big screen, in stunning high definition.

Claude Monet when young in his garden(gelatin aristotype print), French Photographer, (19th century) / Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, France / Bridgeman Images


Claude Monet at Giverny, 1908, French Photographer / Bibliotheque des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France / Archives Charmet / Bridgeman Images


Bridgeman recently worked with Seventh Art Productions and EXHIBITION ON SCREEN for the remarkable film Renoir: Revered and Reviled, which also used a number of images licensed from our archive.


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Watch a Bridgeman Footage clip of Monet painting in his garden in Giverny in 1915.



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