Exhibition on Screen: The Artist’s Garden
Dir. Phil Grabsky. UK, 2017. 1h 27m. Narrated by Gillian Anderson.
In 1886, the French art dealer Paul Durand-Ruel brought a selection of his huge stock of impressionist paintings to New York, changing the course of art in America forever. Taking its lead from French artists like Renoir and Monet, the American impressionist movement crafted a sumptuous visual language that told the story of a country moving from a nation of farmers to a land of factories.
The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism features the sell-out exhibition The Artist’s Garden: American Impressionism and the Garden Movement, 1887–1920 that began at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and ended at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Connecticut.