Category: NGV Collection

Jeff Wall Untangling (1994)

Jeff Wall is one of the most influential and outstanding photographers working today. He has frequently been described as a modern storyteller, and his work is shaped by a profound awareness of Western art and literature. Wall produced highly conceptual …  More

Spotlight on Surrealism

The Department of International Painting and Sculpture in collaboration with the Departments of Photography and Prints and Drawings have recently opened a dynamic new installation of Surrealist Art on Level 2 in the Gallery of 20th Century Art and Design. …  More

Young writers find inspiration at the NGV

How can we make the art of writing relevant and exciting for students?   Educators have been solving this problem through imaginative programs focussing on art at the NGV. Two recent highlights, described below, demonstrate the power of art to …  More

VALE Val d’Aosta: Turner painting relocated to Switzerland

Turner regularly sent incomplete canvases to the Royal Academy or the British Institution exhibitions, and then finished the pictures in a last-minute frenzy, often using the so-called Varnishing Day prior to an exhibition’s opening to add vital details that made …  More

Collection Changeovers: From the Vaults

With over seventy thousand artworks in the NGV Collection, spanning from antiquity right through to contemporary art, we are fortunate to be the cultural custodians of some of the most exquisite and precious works of art. Therefore in an effort …  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

Framing the Australian Impressionists in France

It is widely acknowledged that the Impressionists developed a radical style of painting. From their choice of subject to the materials and techniques they used, their approach was a deliberate rejection of the prevailing academic tradition. What is less well …  More