During the 19th century, Paris was transformed into a city of tree-lined boulevards and public parks, inspiring many of the era's greatest Impressionist and modernist artists. As public engagement with gardening grew, artists increasingly featured flowers and parks in their work. This catalogue for the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition includes masterworks by Bonnard, Cassatt, Cézanne, Corot, Daumier, Van Gogh, Manet, Rousseau, Matisse, Monet, Atget, and Seurat. An art historian and a landscape designer, Colta Ives provides new insights not only into these essential works, but also into this creative period in France's history.
Public Parks Private Gardens: Paris to Provence
Author: Colta Ives.