Exhibition review: Monet's Garden at the National Gallery of Victoria.
ON May 10, 2013, the National Gallery of Victoria opened this year's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Monet's Garden: The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris, the largest collection of works by Monet to ever come to Australia .
Exclusive to Melbourne, the stunning exhibition features more than 60 works devoted to Claude Monet's iconic garden at Giverney.
I was privileged to attend the opening of the exhibition and could have stayed at the gallery for hours, gazing at the great artist's masterpieces.
Monet's Garden traces the evolution of these garden motifs over 20 years, revealing the transition of his purely Imprssionist style to the more personal pictorial idiom that he adopted in later life.
Monet arrived in Giverny in 1883 and started creating his garden that was the inspiration for the rest of his life.
Highlights of the exhibition include Field of yellow irises at Giverny 1887, The path under the rose arches, Waterlilies, The Japanese bridge, Weeping willow and much more.
Don't miss the filmic display where you can sit comfortably and be surrounded on all sides by the idyllic landscape of Monet's garden as it is today.
Monet's Garden: The Musee Marmottan Monet, Paris
May 10 – September 8, 2013
Open daily 10am – 5pm
Entry fees apply
180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne