Search results for: June 2013

Monet’s water wars

In 1893 Monet purchased a parcel of land across the railroad track from his garden and set about planning the construction of a large pond. He wanted to dig a channel from the Ru, a stream running into the Epte, …  More

An artist abroad

As we celebrate Australian Impressionists in France now showing at NGV Australia, we are exploring the fascinating stories behind Australian artists who have ventured overseas, and how this has influenced their work. Here, Jenny Watson speaks of her time in …  More

Q&A with Vance Joy

If your music was an artwork what would it look like?   I would think it would have some bold thick strokes, like the paint coming off the canvas in little peaks like freshly beaten egg whites.   Who’s your …  More

A musical perspective on Impressionism

As we celebrate the opening of Australian Impressionists in France, Phoebe Briggs, Head of Music at Victorian Opera, provides a new perspective on Impressionism.   When thinking of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s Pulitzer Prize winning musical Sunday in the …  More

Review of Monet’s Garden: A Book for Kids

What did you like about Monet’s Garden: A Book for Kids? The picture of the house at the start of the book.   What was the most interesting story in the book? I like the story where they spotted him …  More

John Howley’s Monet

Australian artist, John Howley talks about his own  work which captures Claude Monet in his garden.    The history how this painting of mine came about in 1993  spans four decades. As a student I advanced my painting skills by …  More

Georges de Feure Dressing Table

At the turn of the twentieth century, many progressive artists and designers in Europe experienced a growing imperative to create a new visual language which broke away from the styles of the past and expressed something quintessentially modern. They wished …  More