Tag Archives: NGV Collection

Jack Meyer, Industrial Revolution

As you leave the retro cool of  mid-century Australian design and furniture pieces of the Mid-Century Modern  exhibition, you may be surprised by a last minute 3 meter long splash of the seventies that is more kamikazes and wine coolers …  More

BALENCIAGA Sandals 2007

Nicolas Ghesquière was creative director of French fashion house Balenciaga from 1997 to 2012, where he frequently used elements drawn from active sportswear. The inspiration for these sandals comes from snowboarding boots, their multicoloured components forming a detachable ‘cage’, and …  More

Gustave Caillebotte, The plain of Gennevilliers, yellow fields (La Plaine de Gennevilliers, champ jaunes) 1884

This painting belongs to a group of six radically simplified landscapes that Gustave Caillebotte created in 1884. These six canvases all depict the Gennevilliers plain adjacent to the artist’s property at Petit Gennevilliers. Situated on the banks of the Seine, …  More

J. M. W. TURNER Falls of Schaffhausen (Val d’Aosta) (c. 1845)

It is unknown whether this painting is a study of atmospheric effects, complete in itself, or a background field of colour and texture awaiting finishing touches. Turner regularly sent incomplete canvases to the Royal Academy or British Institution exhibitions, then …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 14

This week the installation of Patrick Pound’s Melbourne Now work, The Gallery of Air, began. The project brings together more than 100 works from across the NGV Collection and around 300 works from the collection of the artist. Comprising artworks …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 67

For curators, one of the most interesting parts of our jobs is working with contemporary artists, because of the opportunity it provides to talk about art and ideas. In the preparation for Melbourne Now, curators all over the NGV (and …  More

Melbourne Now countdown – day 71

In the lead up to Melbourne Now, a number of artists are making new works that engage with the NGV Collection. Arlo Mountford is one such artist who has been working closely with curators, cataloguers and registration staff, undertaking research …  More