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The Impressionists: painters and gardeners

Gustave Caillebotte. Les Jardiniers. Conférences de Fabrice Roy

If many painters, from Cézanne to Bonnard, came on pilgrimage to his garden in Giverny, Monet was not the only impressionist to indulge in the joys of horticulture. "If Pissarro has stooped to painting cabbages and salads", according to the critic Théodore Duret, Renoir gets drunk on armfuls of flowers grown in his garden in Montmartre. Caillebotte built modern greenhouses and painted Nasturtiums, Berthe Morisot painted her daughter immersed in the meadows of Bougival. This conference offers a delicious stroll through this flowering of colorful canvases made by our "painters and gardeners".

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