Exploration of exhibitions.

Last week I was lucky enough to go and see ‘Painting the Modern Garden – Monet to Matisse’ at the Royal Academy of Arts. A truly superb exhibition where great arts by; Renoir, Cezanne, Pissarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt, Klee and a personal favourite Monet came together in a comprehensive exhibition.

The excitement in travelling and arriving at such an exhibition required a moment of calm before entering to soak up every moment.

The rooms were alight with a buzz from the crowds, all of which were dressed to impress, I’m not sure if that was for the paintings, the artists or the RA!

Touching upon just one room, the final room, where four extremely large Water Lilly paintings hang by Monet, they captivated me so much that I walked back four times before I could leave. Three of which have been brought together for the first time since Monet had them in his studio. These three paintings were kindly lent by three different venues. However, it struck me what a crime it was that they were separated at all. They almost sing in harmony, standing; abstract, vacant, compositionally dependent and at the same time; arresting, mesmerising, tonally and colourfully, just perfect.

The exhibition ends on the 20th April for more details please head to:

https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibition/painting-modern-garden-monet-matisse