Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects - French Gardens: Le Courrier Charmant (Online); Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Date: Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Time: 10:00-11:00AM Pacific Time/1:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-7:00 PM London Time

From the sixteenth to the early eighteenth century, the French gardens were celebrated for their expensiveness, tastefulness and difficulty of cultivation.  The royal gardens of Louis XIV were markers of his power in military, political and aesthetic arenas.  Near the end of the Napoleonic Wars, flowers were charming couriers for shy young ladies  to communicate with friends, or lovers, while evading detection from inquisitive parents.  A rosebud whose stem had its thorns and leaves intact signaled “I fear but am in hope” while a rose with the thorns removed conveyed ‘love at first sight’.  

Join us as we journey from the traditional associations of gardens — with ephemerality, beauty and femininity — to our current age where private gardens, in confidence and secrecy, reveal the refinement and intelligence of the individual engaged in their cultivation.

This is part of our GARDENS : CULTIVATING BEAUTY with Soma Roy/The Nourishment Projects

About Our Online Classes:

  • Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings for seven days.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the presentation (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 

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