The Art Garden method of Landscape Design…
is a process where the outdoor environment's design is based on the the work of a specific artist or work of art, or incorporates multiple art forms into the space, including sculpture, music, dance, performance art and experiential elements. A client who loves Matisse has their landscape designed with serpentining lines, bold Mediterranean colors and shapes reminiscent of his cut outs, and sculptures evoking his Blue Nude. Another brings a Kandinsky painting to life with geometric shapes and strong primary colors
An art museum with a Rothko exhibition has its courtyard done in geometrical plantings which reverberate with similar color relationships and layers.
This property is inspired by Sonia Delaunay's painting, Disc Composition, with a theme of circles and waving ripple patterns, which are echoes of the front door and the shallow waters of the harbor behind the house. The whole property has a sense of flow and ripple, with a complimentary color scheme of yellow and blue.
This landscape design was inspired by the painting 'Ancient Harmony', by Paul Klee. The grid pattern was used in the paved walkways but also in the planting beds by creating color blocks filled with plants of a single bloom or foliage color. Dark evergreens surround the property boundary, offering privacy while echoing the dark perimeters in the painting. The color-filled planting beds seem to glow in contrast to the dark green surround.
Even the lawn is mown in different patterns to create a checkerboard pattern.
Correlations from Painting to Landscape
Red Arch - Red Concrete Sitting Wall Blue Circle - Black FirePit on Stones Brown Triangle - Brown deck Long Black Line - Line of Crab Apple trees Yellow Circles - Yellow Chairs Red Triangles - Red Shrub Roses Checkerboard - Square pavers Wavy lines - Ornamental Grasses
This painting has a grillwork of bilateral inverted symmetry, emphasizing complementary color relationships. Surrounding darkness gives way to shimmering light emanating from the center.