Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse

This exhibition, currently on at the RA in London, is the kind of exhibition that will make your heart sing and your eyes pop and your lungs gasp, all in a really good way! Artists and creatives have always been inspired by nature, and always will be, and whilst perfectly manicured gardens may not always do it for the contemporary painter, these depictions most definitely will.  

I've been in love with Monet's work since I was taken to an exhibition of his paintings as a child. The textured blobs up close turned into heavenly scenes from far away, and if I could transport myself into them, I would.  The exhibition also treats us to works by Renoir, Cezanne, Pisarro, Manet, Sargent, Kandinsky, Van Gogh, Matisse, Klimt and Klee. All amazing, and all the colours and shapes and forms and artists' stories of nature are like a reward your're not quite sure what you've done to deserve. Monet's triptych though...

(p.s - no photos allowed in the exhibition, but these are a few that I took before I realised that. Honest!)