Gardens and Art

Posted on November 9th, 2012 by Charles Boot
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Gardens and Art

GHS/OUDCE Weekend School, at Rewley House, Oxford

Friday 7 to Sunday 9 June

From Utens’ lunettes of Medici estates in the Italian Renaissance through to Monet and Giverny, the depiction of gardens has usually had an agenda that goes far beyond mere representation. This weekend school will be concerned primarily with the way in which gardens have been portrayed in art, though the influence of art on garden design will also be considered. We will visit Worcester College garden and the Ashmolean Museum.

Villa Medici di Poggio a Caiano, lunette by Giusto Utens, Museo di Firenze

Villa Medici di Poggio a Caiano, lunette by Giusto Utens, Museo di Firenze

Our speakers are:
Dr Sally Jeffery

on Images of the gardens at Versailles;
Richard Wheeler

on Reading the landscape – Balthazar Nebot’s paintings of Hartwell in Buckinghamshire;
Dr John Whiteley

on The Claudian Garden;
Michael Symes

on Worcester College and the Picturesque;
Winnie Chan

on Gardens in Chinese art;
Christine Lalumia

on Eden or gilded cage? The representation of women in the domestic garden, 1850–1939;
Professor Clare Willsdon

on Garden of water and fire: Monet at Giverny.

Cost; £305 residential, from £120 tuition only. For full details.

For further information contact Rewley House or 01865 270 380


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