Art exhibition - Melbourne
'Monet's Garden' exhibition - Melbourne
National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne
Date: Friday, May 10, 2013 to Sunday, September 08, 2013
Renowned as the 'father of French Impressionism', Monet's forging of a new artistic style was inspired by his direct experiences of nature, culminating in the ravishing depictions of his lily and flower gardens in the rural property at Giverny, northern France, that became his lifelong obsession.
Through a magnificent and sweeping series of paintings, visitors will experience every facet of Monet's picturesque garden; the iconic Japanese footbridge and water lily ponds, but also the irises, agapanthus, wisteria, weeping willow and alleys of roses with which Monet surrounded himself and which he painted repeatedly.
An absolute must-see highlight of the exhibition is a stunning suite of waterlilies paintings that Monet completed between 1900 and 1919. Monet's Garden traces the evolution of his garden subjects over a period of some 20 years, revealing the transition of Monet's purely Impressionist style to the expressive pictorial idiom that he adopted in later life.
As the former Beatle arrives in Australia for his first Australian shows since 1964, Ringo Starr will also exhibit some of his visual artworks at a gallery in Melbourne.
Ringo Starr's artworks are computer-generated images - of faces, peace signs, stars - and are a hobby that the former Beatle started experimenting with while he was on tour with the All Starr Band.
From February 16 to April 28, more than 40 of Starr's creations will be on view at the Silver K Gallery, an exhibition which will also include images of the Beatles by famous photographers in the 1960s.
Silver K Gallery, 1092 High Street, Armadale
Saturday, February 16, 2013
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