Search results for: July 2013

Carting the canvas

It could be heavy work, carrying around all the canvases needed to capture the varied effects of rapidly changing light and atmosphere. Monet overcame this predicament in various ways. On one visit to the Normandy coast he hired a local fisherman to carry …  More

Q&A with Brighter Later

Describe your sound in 5 words or less? “Music you can imagine to.” (Indie Shuffle)   If your music was an artwork what would it look like? Hiroshi Sugimoto’s photographs of bodies of water.   Who’s your favourite artist/artwork? Jaye: …  More

Q&A with Good Heavens

Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Sexy astronauts dancing in space.   If your music was an artwork what would it look like? It would look awesome in your living room.   Who’s your favourite artist/artwork? Vincent Van …  More

The hazards of painting en plein air (outdoors)

Monet had a strong work ethic and a robust constitution. On painting ‘campaigns’ he often got up at 6am, started work at 8am and didn’t return to his lodgings until 7pm. On his many sojourns to the Normandy coast, he …  More

The conservation of Kore (Acc.No. 1045A-D4).

Having recently begun conservation work on the NGV’s Kore (Acc.No. 1045A-D4), I would like to share some of the fascinating history around this work, and some insights into the conservation work currently being undertaken.   As conservators, we are always …  More

Inspired by Monet – Junior Critics Forum

Thousands of Victorian primary and secondary school students are among NGV visitors excited by the current Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris.   In programs at the Gallery, and in classrooms around the state, Monet’s …  More

Machine Translations Q&A

Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Patterns of strangeness and light.   If your music was an artwork what would it look like? Elements of:  a horse, a bird, a horizon, a breaking wave   Who’s your favourite artist/artwork? …  More