NGV curators provide short insights into highlight works of International art.
NGV Senior Curator of International Art Dr. Ted Gott discusses his two favourite works in the Collection – Sir William Quiller Orchardson’s The First Cloud and August Friedrick Albrecht Schenck’s Anguish which hang side-by-side in the nineteenth century gallery.
Unlike other military painters at the time whose work depicted aerial views of battle, Thompson created paintings so realistic that people thought they were witnessing the real events when viewing them.
Artist Yhonnie Scarce and Melbourne architecture studio Edition Office discuss the design behind the 2019 Architecture Commission, a work that features 1600 black glass Murnong (yams) and invites audiences to understand the fallacy of the premise of terra nullius, which declared Australia as an emptiness awaiting ownership.
NGV Curator Laurie Benson investigates Arthur Streeton’s Corfe Castle and the reasons why this great Australian landscape artist had to adapt his painting style during his twenty years in Britain.
Discover the story behind the dramatic scene between Empress Josephine and Emperor Napoléon depicted in E.M Ward’s Josephine signing the act of her divorce, and the symbolism captured within its intricate frame.
NGV Curator Ted Gott reveals the history behind Edwin Landseer’s Scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, a painting that inspired author Lewis Carroll to create the character of the White Rabbit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
Find out about the subject of Louise Bouteiller’s exquisite portrait, friend and artist Césarine de Houdetot.
When preparing Anne Forbes’ Portrait of Lady Hamilton for display, NGV Conservators discovered a hand that had previously been painted over. Assistant Curator, Dr Maria Quirk explains why this was such an important discovery.
Gift of Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program, 2020
NGV curators provide short insights into highlight works.