Book that Melbourne Trip: MoMA's at the NGV This Winter
Featuring more than 200 iconic pieces from New York’s Museum of Modern Art, this exhibition provides an opportunity to view pieces which have never been seen in Australia before, including works by Pablo Picasso, Frida Kahlo, Vincent van Gogh and Andy Warhol.
What to ExpectThe masterpieces from MoMA's celebrated collection will be arranged chronologically in eight sections which explore developments in art and design from the late 19th century to the present day.
From van Gough's "new art" to Gaugin and Cézanne's turn-of-the-century works to cubist compositions from Picasso and Boccioni, there are few parts of the modern movement this exhibition doesn't touch. Dali's surreal works, Mondrian's iconic use of geometry and Pollock's abstract expressionism all feature.
You can expect wall space dedicated to 60's Pop Art with works by Lichtenstein, Warhol, Benglis and LeWitt featuring - and even if these names don't ring a bell, the artworks will. There's much (much) more, but we won't ruin all of it for you.
Don’t MissIt goes without saying, but each and every piece included by the curators is worthy of your attention. But there are instantly recognisable masterpieces that are must-sees in the flesh (and not just on the 'gram, which will be inevitable, too).
SALVADOR DALI — THE PERSISTENCE OF MEMORY (1931) Believed to be a tribute to Dali’s hometown in Catalonia, this painting is perhaps the best-known composition of the first half of the 20th century. Exploring the concept of time, the masterpiece features melting clocks set against a coastal background.
ANDY WARHOL — MARILYN MONROE (1967) Warhol painted many tributes to the actress following her death in 1962. His series of silk screen prints based on a photograph of Marilyn taken as she promoted the film Niagara, is arguably his most celebrated work.
Lead image courtesy of the NGV.