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National Gallery of Victoria: “Van Gogh and the Seasons”

The Arts are always at the pinnacle in Australia, especially in Melbourne. It has become a Melbourne speciality when it comes to Arts. Due to that, there are heaps arts events. Last July, there was an exhibition “Van Gogh: And The Seasons”, held at The National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. The exhibition revealed the life story of Vincent Van Gogh through a quick nine-minute presentation video. It shows the reason why he loves colours and seasons in his paintings. His quotes were also portrayed on the walls at the exhibition aim to express his emotions about his artworks. The main attraction during this exhibition was his painting, “Wheat Field with Cypresses”, July 1889. The exhibition’s tickets sold out like hot cakes. Moreover, the exhibition date was extended until July 12th, 2017 due to the high request. It also ran for 24 hours on some days of the week. Most of the attendees were hope to see Van Gogh’s greatest masterpiece, “The Starry Night”, June 1889, but unfortunately, the painting wasn’t at the exhibition because it is now a part of the permanent collections at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City

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Image 1: “The Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh, 1889 source:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Starry_Night

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Image 2: The crowd taking pictures of Van Gogh’s Portrait, at the Van Gogh and The Seasons’ exhibition, July 2017 Source: Nur Atiqah Omar

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Image 3:Wheat Field with Cypresses”, by Vincent Van Gogh, July 1889. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_Field_with_Cypresses

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Image 4: “The Great Wave off Kanagawa” ca. 1829-1833 by Katsushika Hokusai. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Wave_off_Kanagawa

The current exhibition that is happening now at The National Gallery of Victoria, “Hokusai”, runs until October 15, 2017. Katsushika Hokusai was the most famous, influential and creative mind in the history of Japanese Arts. One of his greatest artworks is “The Great Wave Off Kanagawa”- ca. 1829-1833. Hokusai was a very big influence on Van Gogh’s artwork and the western art. In Van Gogh’s letter to his brother Theo, he professed that Hokusai had left a huge and profound emotional impact on him that led and inspired “The Starry Night”. Make sure to check The National Gallery of Victoria website for the coolest exhibitions and events, it will be worth every penny to join their events!

Speaking about the Arts, Australia is a great place for those who interested to further their studies in The Arts. Not only the wide variety of art courses that are being offered but also exposure to The Arts is one of the things that Australia has! There are art events, exhibitions and heaps of opportunity here in Australia! Have no fear and cast all your worries away, we will help you to check on the universities and discuss where your interests lie. If you have any inquiries or need any advice you can email us at melbourne@augstudy.com . We will be around to help you and give our best service with no charge!

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