This exhibition considers the garden as a stage for the extraordinary, the magical, the atmospheric and the nostalgic. From the Pre-Raphaelites and French Impressionists to the Bloomsbury Group and 20th-century abstract painters, artists have taken inspiration directly from the gardens around them – whether small or large, manicured or wild. These secret, enveloping and sometimes mysterious spaces are seen through windows, in panoramas and often repeated in different lights and seasons – a less constrained space to set human dramas.
The exhibition will feature 90 paintings, works on paper and books. A wide range of artists are featured, including Claude Monet, Pierre Bonnard, Lucien Pissarro, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Edward Burne-Jones, William Morris, Stanley Spencer, Beatrix Potter, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Patrick Heron and Francis Bacon. Find out more about ‘The Enchanted Garden’ exhibition from the Laing’s website.
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