Monet’s garden becomes popular! in Sarasota, Florida

Monet's garden becomes popular!  in Sarasota, Florida

With the kind support of Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Until June 27, the Selby Gardens campus in downtown Sarasota is showing how pop art icon Roy Lichtenstein picks up on Monet’s garden.

Roy Lichtenstein made a name for himself by applying his interpretation of Pop Art to cultural icons such as Mickey Mouse and images from American advertising. But he was also fascinated by landscapes and the popular art form of impressionism. From the 1960s onwards, he paid homage to Monet’s impressionist works – and presented them in a radical new way.

Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s garden becomes popular! shows how the legendary pop artist takes up some of the staples of the public imagination: Claude Monet’s paintings of his garden and its surroundings in Giverny. The exhibition of these large-format, rarely seen works of art is accompanied by a complete conversion of the 15 hectares of the campus in downtown Sarasota into Monet’s garden in Giverny, as envisioned by the Lichtenstein aesthetic.

Waterfront Gardens in Giverny

“It’s like stepping into Lichtenstein’s world – if he had created a world based on Monet,” said Jennifer Rominiecki, President and CEO of Selby Gardens. “Our horticultural team applied the principles Lichtenstein applied to his works of art to our interpretation of Monet’s garden in Giverny. This innovative, haunting interpretation has never been done before. “

Well-known parts of Monet’s garden in Giverny appear in Selby Gardens – but with a new twist. The iconic Japanese bridge spans Selby Gardens’ koi pond, but looks like Lichtenstein painted it. A mixture of 2D and 3D elements playfully introduces Monet’s home or his much-painted water lilies. These surprising interfaces between Impressionism and Pop Art attract visitors who move through the gardens on their way to the Museum of Botany and Art.

Pop! Go to the conservatory

Inside the museum, viewers admire Lichtenstein’s “Water Lilies with Reflections” series, a limited edition of large-format prints that were created in the last few years of his career and reinterpret the extreme painterly sensitivity of Monet’s famous water lilies. Lichtenstein’s Water Lilies series is printed on metal and uses flat areas of color, Ben Day dots and the reflective properties of the material to imply movement and movement of light. Earlier works from Lichtenstein’s Haystack series and archive photos of Lichtenstein at work and at home can also be seen.

Entry to Roy Lichtenstein: Monet’s garden becomes popular! is included with all-access entry to Selby Gardens campus in downtown Sarasota: $ 25 for adults, $ 15 for children ages 4-17, and free for members.

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