A new exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, in partnership with BNY Mellon, called Painting the Modern Garden: Monet to Matisse, is now open.
In the fourth of a weekly series of five videos, BNY Mellon’s EMEA Chairman Michael Cole-Fontayn interviews Ann Dumas, a curator at the Royal Academy and a specialist in French 19th century art, on the monumental work by Claude Monet, ‘Waterlilies (Agapanthus).
What do we think was behind Monet's intention in creating this vast work, and what was his inspiration?
The painting is one of over 120 works featuring in the exhibition, which also includes 35 paintings by Monet, alongside rarely seen masterpieces by Pierre Bonnard, Emil Nolde, Gustav Klimt and Wassily Kandinsky.
The exhibition runs until April 20, 2016.
If you are visiting London, tickets are available online via this link.
To join the discussion about the exhibition on Twitter, follow the hashtag #ModernGarden