Search results for: July 2013

Australian Impressionists in France book review

Australian Impressionists in France explores an overlooked period in our art history. Many Australian artists spent time in France during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, yet this era is often bypassed in favour of examining the work of …  More

Monet in Norway

Monet was fascinated with the effects of sunlight on snow and had attempted painting snow-covered scenes even before he fulfilled an ambition to travel to Norway. In the winter of 1895 an opportunity arose to visit his stepson Jacques Hoschedé …  More

Monet and Eugène Boudin

For those of you who are interested in the early influences on Monet, before he became an art student in Paris, head up to the 19th–mid 20th Century Painting and Sculpture Gallery on Level 2 (closed Tuesdays) to see two …  More

Q&A with Robert Forster

Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Crisp and confident and wise.   If your music was an artwork what would it look like? Beautiful minimal art.   Who’s your favourite artist/artwork? Boy With A Pipe – Pablo Picasso. …  More

The global artist

Inspired by the themes of Australian Impressionists in France; Melissa Loughnan, Director of Utopian Slumps, talks about the continued relevance and importance of international exchange in the careers of contemporary Australia artists.   Like the Australian impressionists, the Angry Penguins, …  More

Brian Martin leads Drop-by drawing

The Drop-by drawing workshop at the NGV will enable participants to build a brief insight into the dynamic of drawing. This exciting experience will show how drawing is the act of ‘seeing’, focusing on developing observational skills specifically around a …  More