French Impressionism | 100+ masterworks on display

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) presents ‘French Impressionism from The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston’, a display of more than 100 masterworks: paintings and works on paper by Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Edgar Degas, Gustave Caillebotte, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt and more – including 79 that have never-before-been exhibited in Australia, as part of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition series.

‘French Impressionism’ charts the trajectory of the late-19th century artistic movement, emphasising key milestones and figures. A highlight includes a monumental display of 16 Claude Monet paintings presented on curved walls referencing the oval gallery Monet helped design for his famous Water Lilies at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Paris. On view from 4 June to 3 October 2021 at NGV International, Melbourne.

Pierre Auguste Renoir, French 1841-1919, Woman with a parasol and small child on a sunlit hillside, c.1874-76 oil on canvas, 47.0 × 56.2cm. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Bequest of John T. Spaulding. Photography © Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne