Weekend course
Landscape as Art

Saturday 21 March 2020 - Sunday 22 March 2020

  • Saturday 21 March 2020 - Sunday 22 March 2020

  • Seminar Room 1, V&A South Kensington

  • Course price £147.00 - £195.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Learn to analyse an historic garden in the same way that we do a painting and other artforms. Broaden your appreciation of gardens by putting them into the context of the history of art. You will gain a new appreciation of the visual and iconographical content of gardens, an art form that engages all five of our senses.

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Dr Paula henderson

Course Leader Dr Paula henderson

Dr Paula Henderson is an eminent garden historian and has published and lectured widely on the subject in Britain, American and Europe.

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Course Overview

Is a garden Art? Can we analyse an historic garden in the same way that we do a painting? While gardens are the most fugitive of art forms, they were often created by artists, architects or designers and conform to the aesthetic or ‘style’ of a particular period, incorporating many of the same visual and iconographical elements found in painting. The meaning and materials of a garden are both permanent and fleeting (like some modern art), but the study of gardens – through their remains or contemporary visual images and descriptions – provides insights into the culture in which they were created. Gardens reflect and are revealed in literature, drama and painting. Yet, experiencing a garden was and is different from all other art forms, engaging all five sense and demanding movement by the viewer. Gardens were the first form of ‘performance art’.


Further Information

• Refreshments served • Price reductions available for Seniors (60+), jobseekers (ES40 holders) and registered disabled people

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Weekend course: Landscape as Art

21 March 2020 - 22 March 2020

£147.00 - £195.00

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)