Van Gogh’s famous ‘Sunflowers’ coming to town

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Vincent Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”… coming to Canberra.

THE world’s most famous sunflowers will be paying a visit to the National Gallery of Australia in March.

Tickets go on sale today (December 1) for the Canberra-only season of “Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London” featuring paintings by some of Europe’s most admired artists including Titian, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Renoir, Cézanne, Turner and Gauguin.

The first major international exhibition in Australia since COVID-19 closed international borders in March, the exhibition will include many of the works that have defined Western art history.

NGA director Nick Mitzevich said: “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.”

The director of the National Gallery, London, Gabriele Finaldi, said the exhibition would range from masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance, through the age of the European Baroque, to highlights of British painting and early twentieth-century Post-Impressionism.

“To walk through the National Gallery is to journey through the history of picture-making in Western Europe, from the thirteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth, and this exhibition and catalogue aim to give a flavour of that experience,” he said.

“Botticelli to Van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery” opens for its exclusive Canberra season at the National Gallery of Australia, March 5- June 14. Bookings for timed tickets here

 

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