Living Paintings

Monet and Van Gogh’s Love of Flowers

Suitable for: Book Clubs

Lift your spirits with two refreshing studies of flowers; Monet’s beautiful watery garden and van Gogh’s stunning yellow sunflowers. Monet created works of art in his wonderful garden at Giverny, as well as on his canvasses. Meanwhile van Gogh poured all his heart and mind into his paintings. Great inspiration for gardeners and rustic-inspired flower arrangements. Enjoy!

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As the name would suggest, the scene is of a Japanese style bridge spanning a water lily pond in the midst of a beautiful garden. It was Monet's own garden in Giverny, which is 80 km North-west of Paris. A real Japanese bridge is usually made of dark wood but this one is painted in light green, blue and white so that it blends very softly with the whole of the picture.
What about exploring the thermoform to locate the bridge? This description is very detailed, but the bridge is a very simple structure arching across the canvas. Start at the top right hand corner and move 1/4 of the way down, the first projection you come to is a curved bar crossing the picture, it represents the handrail of the bridge.

What's inside

  • 10 copies of two or three raised tactile images.
  • Audio descriptions with music and sound effects in your chosen format of either CD or USB.
  • Coloured picture book of the raised images. Guidance Notes to help you make the most of using this book.
  • An ‘Articles for the Blind’ returns label for the free and convenient return of the box.

Touch to see image list

Sunflowers
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What our members say

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A great benefit This Album was a great benefit and really enjoyed by two specific residents Library Member
Our first experience was delightful This was our first experience and we welcomed 12 people to the meeting. All much appreciated the content and how it was prepared and presented. We have learnt a lot from this experience and will make even better use in the future. We had lots of discussion and comparison with real flower and did some drawings. We really liked the detailed information and historical background. Conifers Book Club
Touch to see book club We all enjoyed the wonderful paintings. The audio description was outstanding. Library Member
Thoroughly Enjoyed This book worked really well for members with a little sight. The colour paper copies worked really well and was enjoyed by the group. The group enjoyed discussing the book and led to reminiscence music and singing. Library Member
Very interesting and descriptive Very interesting and descriptive. A very detailed description which we used in a discussion group. Rose
Great for all people with impaired vision This title included coloured paper copies which worked really well for people in our group that had a little sight. All members of our book club enjoyed discussing and reminiscing, singing and listening to music Southampton Sight
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