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by Kezia Lubanszky (subscribe)
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'My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece' - Monet
The artworks of Monet's garden have long since evoked feelings of wonder and awe. The beautiful, almost fairy-tale like pictures, have become a pillar in artistic history.

From May to September 2013, Claude Monet's internationally renowned masterpieces will be spending some time in Melbourne's National Gallery.

Claude Monet, Waterlily Pond and Weeping Willow, 1916
Claude Monet, Waterlily Pond and Weeping Willow, 1916


Monet is considered the father of French impressionism. In fact the term Impressionism is derived from his painting, Impression, Sunrise.

He paved a new path for artists. By expressing the intense impressions of nature through his artworks, a new genre was born. Widely recognized by images of Monet's garden.

Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872
Claude Monet, Impression, Sunrise, 1872


This is a once in a lifetime chance to visit some of the world's most famous French artworks here in Melbourne. More than fifty pieces will be included from the Musee Marmottan Monet in Paris, as well as some from other international museums and private collections.

The exhibition aims to show the progression of Monet's artworks, tracing the evolution of his garden and paintings over twenty years. The highlight, which is an absolute must see, will be a suite of waterlily paintings completed between 1900 and 1919.

Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1906
Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1906


Although the exhibition focuses on Monet's Garden, visitors will also have the opportunity to glimpse artworks of his travels. Included will be brilliant impressions of Normandy, Norway and London.

Claude Monet, Mouth of the Seine, 1865
Claude Monet, Mouth of the Seine, 1865


However, Monet always returned to his garden. It was his treasure - his muse - which is why it will be the focus of the exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria.

This event is exclusive to Melbourne, don't miss your chance to see the wonders of Monet's Garden.
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Why? A once in a lifetime experience
When: May 10th 2013 - September 8th 2013. 10am - 5pm, closed Tuesdays
Phone: 03 8620 2222
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Cost: Adult - $26.00, child - $10.00, concession - $22.50
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What a lovely lulling article. Looking forward to seeing this exhibition.
by Nadine Cresswell-Myatt (score: 3|3367) 650 days ago
So excited about seeing Monets works, just love them, expect I will visit several times to soak up the glory of his brilliant art works.
by lclow (score: 0|3) 646 days ago
He's definitely one of my favourites.
by Kezia Lubanszky (score: 1|89) 650 days ago
Beautiful images. Big fan of Monet.
by Joel Martin (score: 1|15) 650 days ago
I've been lucky enough to see these beautiful paintings before, and will be going again, and again, now they are in Melbourne.
by julie (score: 0|2) 601 days ago
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