Claude Monet’s seminal work, ‘Impression, Soleil levant’ (Impression, Sunrise) will be on display at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) from 7 June to 18 August 2019. The painting, which is widely considered to be the work that launched the Impressionist movement, is rarely seen outside of Paris. This will mark the first time it’s been seen in the Southern Hemisphere.
The wider exhibition, Monet: Impression Sunrise, will also feature key works by JMW Turner – one of Monet’s influences – as well as a range of Impressionist artists who were inspired by Monet.
Monet: Impression Sunrise is curated by Marianne Mathieu, Assistant Director of the Musée Marmottan Monet, and will be shown in a newly design gallery space at the NGA.
Visitors to Canberra can take advantage of the various hotel packages for art lovers on offer during the exhibition. One such offer comes from East Hotel, Kingston. Their Monet: Impression Sunrise Package includes an upgrade to a Luxe Studio, two tickets to the exhibition, a complimentary bottle of Canberra region red wine and free parking and WiFi.