Docent Lecture: The Garden: An Alfresco Studio for Impressionist Painters, Carol Nelson

Gustave Caillebotte, "Sunflowers along the Seine," ca. 1885–1886

Gustave Caillebotte, Sunflowers along the Seine, ca. 1885–1886. Oil on canvas. Private collection 

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The garden served as inspiration for many Impressionist painters. Among the most enthusiastic gardeners were Gustave Caillebotte, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Paul Cézanne. Which came first—an interest in the garden or in painting—is not always easy to determine.

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Lecture is free to the public. Museum admission is required.

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Cynthia Inaba