Monday, August 17, 2009

National Art Gallery

We went to the National Art Gallery after church to see the new Frederick McCubbin exhibition and to have lunch. The paintings were amazing. He painted in the 1800's and until 1917 and his style changed amazingly after a trip to Europe in 1907. It is a very worthwhile exhibition to see. Later in the year they are having an exhibition from the Musee D'Orsey in Paris. It was closed on Monday when we tried to visit last year so we are looking forward to seeing those paintings.

McCubbin painted lots of paintings in and around Melbourne and many of his own backyard. See his "chooks" in the one above and his children in the one below.
Lunch was very good too!