450 years of Western European art will call Australia’s National Gallery home for three months.
Not to be confused with The Met’s European Masterpieces, which will be displayed at Brisbane’s QAGOMA, the National Gallery of Australia has landed its own phenomenal exhibition for 2021 giving Australians yet another reason for a bit of interstate travel. (Featured image: Thennicke)
The exhibition, titled From Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces From The National Gallery, London, is not only the largest collection of artworks from London’s National Gallery to ever leave the UK, but it is also possibly one of the most exciting.
Highlights of the exhibition include the likes of Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 34, Vermeer’s A Young Woman Seated at a Virginal, and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, seen below.
Joining the masterworks by Van Gogh, Rembrandt, and Vermeer will be another 57 artworks spanning seven distinct Western European art periods. Boticelli and Titian will represent the Italian Renaissance whereas Spanish art will be on show with the likes of Goya and Velazquez.
Other periods include the Dutch painting of the Golden Age, Van Dyck and British portraiture, the Grand Tour, landscape and the picturesque, and the birth of modern art.
In speaking about the forthcoming exhibition, the National Gallery of Australia Director Nick Mitzevich has said that ”at a time when Australian audiences are unable to travel overseas, we are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors to Canberra to see this exclusive showcase of world-class art.”
Tickets to From Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces From The National Gallery, London are on sale now, with the exhibition opening on 5 March, 2021 closing on 14 June, 2021. Australians from far and wide are invited to the nation’s capital to see the exhibition
Tickets to the exhibition include entry into the Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now exhibition.