To celebrate the closing weekend of French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – a curator led tour will premiere live on NGV’s Facebook page on Sunday 3 October 2021 and be available to watch afterwards via the NGV website.
NGV Curators Dr Miranda Wallace, Senior Curator of International Exhibition Projects and Dr Ted Gott, Senior Curator of International Art will lead audiences through a virtual tour of the exhibition space offering an opportunity to experience the Melbourne Winter Masterpiece exhibition digitally.
An international exclusive, French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is a major exhibition of more than 100 masterworks of French Impressionism in partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
The exhibition features works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more – including 79 works that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia.
Starting in the Fontainebleau forest with the influence of the Barbizon painters, Wallace and Gott will share lesser-known stories that bring to life the artists, key relationships, moments and themes that define French Impressionism. The 1-hour tour will make over 20 stops, cumulating in the final room, highlighting Monet’s 16 masterpieces.
The exhibition chats the trajectory of the now famous late-nineteenth century artistic movement, highlighting the key milestones and figures at the centre of this period of experimentation and revolution in modern art.
Image: Claude Monet, French 1840–1926, Grand Canal, Venice 1908, oil on canvas, 73.7 x 92.4 cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Bequest of Alexander Cochrane Photography © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved