Lasting Impressions

Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

Paintings, Pools and Plants at Giverny – Lasting Impressions

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Painter Claude Monet created his now world famous garden at Giverny in Normandy where sunlight, fresh air and the interplay of light reflected on his canvases

French Impressions

French Impressions

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While passionate, unlike their posh artist predecessors the so-called French Impressionist painters (1874 – 1886), with a few exceptions, were mostly spectacularly poor. They wanted to provide an all-new view of life and not follow an old set of rules. They pulled away from the French Academy, whose focus was…

Editorial – Muse News January 2011

Editorial – Muse News January 2011

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We have started the year talking about gardens including Flora, First Fleet to Federation. Then there is First Impressions and Lasting Impressions with the art of gardens in France. And, in Japan we talk about the bountiful beauties of old gardens that are really breathtaking. Our On Line Video of the month is Culture in the Colonies just in time for Australia Day.