Art fans will be delighted with ‘Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse’ in Pembrokeshire early next month.

For many great artists, the garden has long been considered a desirable subject for the expression of colour, light and atmosphere. Claude Monet is perhaps the most well-known painter of gardens but other greats such as Van Gogh, Pissarro, Matisse and Sargent all viewed the garden as a meaningful focus for their talents.

The work of these great artists, along with many others, featured in a major exhibition, ‘Painting the Modern Garden’, from The Royal Academy, London.

This Exhibition on Screen film takes viewers to the landmark exhibition, examining the role gardens played in the evolution of art from the early 1860s through to the 1920s.

This dazzling film takes a magical journey from the gallery to the gardens, to Giverny and Seebüll and other glorious grounds favoured by artists. Here we discover how early twentieth century artists designed and cultivated their own gardens to explore contemporary utopian ideas and motifs of colour and form.

Monet said: “Apart from painting and gardening, I’m no good at anything.” For lovers of art or lovers of gardens, Exhibition on Screen’s Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse is an ideal film.

It’s a film that has received some glowing reviews in the national press. It was described as “immersive and enriching” by The Guardian, while the Daily Mail praised the film’s “breathtaking detail”.

Exhibition on Screen’s Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse will be shown at the Torch Theatre in Milford Haven on Sunday afternoon, March 3, 2024 at 4.45pm.

For tickets, call the Torch Theatre Box Office on 01646 695267 or visit .