The Greats: ART Gallery NSW: 24 October 2015 – 8 February 2016
Claude Monet: Poplars on the river Epte, 1891
I cannot wait for this exhibition to arrive in Australia as it is described by the ART Gallery NSW as “The most important collection of European old master paintings ever to be seen in Australia.”
“The Greats traces the development of Western painting over five centuries from the Renaissance to Impressionism. Drawn from the collection of the National Galleries of Scotland – one of the finest small galleries in the world – the exhibition comprises 40 paintings and 33 drawings by some of the outstanding names of European art: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Titian, Veronese, El Greco, Velázquez, Poussin, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Watteau, Constable, Turner, Gainsborough, Reynolds, Ramsay, Raeburn, Sargent, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat and Cézanne. Many of these artists have never been exhibited in Sydney before.
Owing to a forthcoming refurbishment, the National Galleries of Scotland is able to lend many of its most significant works. The exhibition will tour to America before arriving in Sydney. The Art Gallery of NSW is the only Australian venue.”
It sounds good doesn’t it. I also love the French glassware, art books, silk scarves and other quality merchandise that usually accompanies an exhibition like this. I am sure however there will also be beautiful postcards, wrapping paper and other affordable gifts if my budget does not extend to glassware and silk scarves at the time! I hope you get to enjoy this exhibition also. Annette xx
To read more about Jean Durand-Ruel, the art dealer who promoted the impressionists artists and gave the world impressionism art click here.