Wednesday Work of the Week | Primary
Watery surfaces

Wed 21 Jul, 9.15am (AEST)

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Levels 1-6

Join an NGV Educator live from the NGV for a short and lively introduction to one work from French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. To have your questions answered about the Wednesday Work of the Week send them in advance to [email protected]. The program recording will also be available to access for one week for booked participants.  

Watery Surfaces

Whether it was in the form of a river, the ocean or a backyard pond, rippling water was a favoured subject of the Impressionists. This week, explore how Alfred Sisley depicted the ever-changing nature of water in his painting, The Loing at Saint-Mammès, 1882.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe sources of inspiration in the work of Alfred Sisley.
  • Examine the ways in which Alfred Sisley expressed his ideas, feelings and beliefs in his work.
  • Discuss how artworks are made and how the choice of materials and techniques can influence the meaning of artworks.

Duration: 15 mins

Cost: Free

Learn French Impressionism from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Virtual