Heads up: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, NGV 31 July-8 November, 2015
Heads Up

Heads up: Masterpieces from the Hermitage, NGV 31 July-8 November, 2015

More than 500 works from the collection of Russian Empress Catherine the Great will travel to Australia in July. Collected during her reign (1762-1796) the exhibition includes works from artists such as Rembrandt, Velasquez, Rubens and Titian and examples of Van Dyck, Snyders, Teniers and Hals. Catherine’s reign is remembered for her exceptional patronage of … Continue reading

Art Review: Patrick Pound’s ‘Gallery of Air’ at NGV until March 2014
Art Review / Essays

Art Review: Patrick Pound’s ‘Gallery of Air’ at NGV until March 2014

By Simon Holberton One of the many joys to be had at the National Gallery of Victoria’s celebration of contemporary art in its Melbourne Now happening (it’s not an exhibition as such, but a four-month rave across multiple sites) is Patrick Pound’s Gallery of Air on the third floor of NGV International on St Kilda … Continue reading

Art Review: Australians in Paris, NGV until 6 October
Art Review / Belle Epoque / Impressionism / Modernism / National Gallery / Painting / Post Impressionism

Art Review: Australians in Paris, NGV until 6 October

A hundred years ago there was only one place for an aspiring Australian artist — or any other, for that matter — to go: Paris. It was the capital of the art world and it was the fountainhead of all that was modern. As the gifted Australian painter, Rupert Bunny, said, it was only in … Continue reading

Art Review: China Bowls, Fluid Mechanics and Zen – Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen at the NGV
Art Review

Art Review: China Bowls, Fluid Mechanics and Zen – Celeste Boursier-Mougenot’s clinamen at the NGV

  The installation of Celeste Boursier-Mougenot : clinamen in the forecourt of the NGV International is a wonderful companion piece to the current exhibition, Monet’s Garden.  The form of this installation is a large round pool, constructed with a blue lining on which float a large number of white ceramic bowls of different dimensions.  Max … Continue reading