Had a trip to the Eastern States (of Australia) about 2100 miles from Perth and visited the National Portrait Gallery, the National Art Gallery (both in Canberra) and the National Gallery of Victoria (in Melbourne).
Melbourne's NGV was running "Monet's Garden", comprising about 90 works.
About twenty of these were painted as he suffered bilateral cataracts. One eye exaggerated yellows, the other exaggerated blues.
Monet’s Garden is a stunning exhibition devoted to Claude Monet’s iconic garden at Giverny. Renowned as the ‘father of French Impressionism’, Monet was inspired by his direct experiences of nature, culminating in the ravishing depictions of his lily and flower gardens in the rural property at Giverny, northern France, that became his lifelong obsession. Step into the extraordinary this winter for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these masterpieces in Australia, exclusive to Melbourne.
Technically, well organised with surround movie and interactive digital timelines etc.
Most impressive was the effort to iPod a children's interpretive of Monet's Garden and in Auslan (signing for the deaf). I could easily have blown a lifetime's savings on the merchandise as I 'exited through the giftshop'
Catch this important exhibition if it shows near you.
Melbourne's lane way art is legendary.http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/exhibitions/monets-garden