The works of these European masters continue to travel the world. See them in Australia this year.
If you’ve been to the gardens of the Musée Rodin in Paris, you’ve almost certainly seen The Thinker, Auguste Rodin’s famous bronze sculpture of a naked man crouching atop a stone pedestal. But did you know the largest collection of Rodin bronzes in the Southern Hemisphere belongs to the Art Gallery of South Australia? Check out the 20 sculptures in the permanent collection, as well as a few on loan from other art institutions. Versus Rodin: Bodies Across Space and Time, from March 4 to July 2, marks 100 years since the sculptor’s death.
Auguste Rodin's Jacques de Wissant, monumental (c.1886–88)
Rembrandt died a poor man but the legacy of his work has enriched art and artists for centuries. See the Dutch master’s most poignant works, including Self-Portrait as the Apostle Paul, in the Rembrandt and the Dutch Golden Age Masterpieces from the Rijksmuseum exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW from November 11, 2017, to February 18, 2018.
Rembrandt's Self-portrait as the Apostle Paul (1661)
Go Van Gogh
Vincent Van Gogh was obsessed with the seasons and this exhibition of about 50 works – many never seen in Australia – charts the ever-changing skies and scenes where the Post-Impressionist painter lived and died; from the Dutch region of Brabant, where he was born, to Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, where he committed suicide. Van Gogh and the Seasons is showing at the National Gallery of Victoria from April 28 to July 9.
Top image: Vincent van Gogh's 'Wheat Field with Cypresses' (early September 1889)