Monet – his life and work at Giverny
a two week course
with Mary Attwood
Fridays: 22nd & 29th September 2023
(10am-12pm UK Time)
For those who cannot attend live, there will be a recording available after each session has taken place.
ABOUT THE COURSE:
Following on from Mary’s visit to Monet’s house and gardens at Giverny in France, this two week course take a visual tour through art works and through photographs of Monet’s time at his beloved home.
In the last part of his life, Monet had experienced a series of disappointments and was grieving the loss of his wife. Coupled with cataracts and finding it difficult to see to paint, he put down his paint brushes and decided he would never paint again. It was only through the encouragement of his close friend, the President Georges Clémenceau, that he was inspired to paint again. The result of this was the monumental paintings of the water lilies, some of which can be seen today in the Musée de l’Orangerie in Paris.
This course will explore Monet’s extraordinarily beautiful works of art, the fascinating journey through his life at Giverny, an overview of his young life as an artist, the neglect of the house and garden after his death and the eventual revival of them, bringing the gardens, which Monet called his greatest masterpiece, back to life.
This course will be recorded. To book please do so directly through Mary’s website here https://maryattwood.com/online-course/
Mary Attwood – Biography
Mary Attwood is an art historian, author, mentor and business creative with a particular interest in the ways in which our perceptions of art can awaken us to a deeper, embodied dimension of being which we have lost in our post-modern age. She is a founding member and co-director of the Centre for Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred, and co- founder and co-director of Channel McGilchrist. She holds a BA (hons) in the History of Art from London University where she followed her passion to study Italian late medieval and renaissance art and architecture, while also pursuing her interest in Eastern philosophy, qualifying as a teacher in yoga, meditation and mindfulness, and co-authoring two books published by Watkins. She holds an MA with distinction in Myth, Cosmology and the Sacred. Her thesis, Rebirthing a Lost Vision of Renaissance Art, researched quattrocento Florentine Renaissance art from a broad context of ancient Greek philosophy, the neuroscientific approach of Dr Iain McGilchrist’s thesis on the left and right hemispheres of the brain, archetypal psychology and Renaissance artistic approaches.