from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
12 Jun 2021 – 17 Oct 2021
GOMA | Gallery 1.1 The Fairfax Gallery, Gallery 1.2, Gallery 1.3 Eric & Marion Taylor Gallery | Ticketed
Spanning 500 years, ‘European Masterpieces from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’ offered a breath-taking journey from the 1420s and emerging Renaissance to conclude at the height of early twentieth century post-impressionism. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity allowed visitors to experience works by painters such as Rembrandt, Rubens, Turner, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne, and Monet, direct from The Met’s collection – one of the finest collections of European painting in the world, the majority of which rarely leave permanent display in New York.
DELVE DEEPER INTO THE ARTWORKS
This Australian-exclusive exhibition is organised by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art and Art Exhibitions Australia.
The Studio set the stage for exploring the art, life and history of ‘European Masterpieces’. Experience daily performances from musicians and costumed models, insert yourself into artworks through spectacular interactive displays, and create your own masterpiece with the drawing materials supplied.
The Studio, located within the exhibition space at the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA)
‘The Met: The Masters and the Modern Day’ featured acclaimed biographical dramas, recent documentaries on key artists and some of The Met’s screen appearances in feature films. Read our 5 film suggestions about the Masters and The Met, New York
Production still of Rihanna from The First Monday in May (2016) / Director: Andrew Rossi / The film follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, 'China: Through The Looking Glass'
Marie Denise Villers, France 1774–1821 / Marie Joséphine Charlotte du Val d’Ognes (died 1868) 1801 / Oil on canvas / 161.3 x 128.6cm / Mr and Mrs Isaac D Fletcher Collection, Bequest of Isaac D Fletcher, 1917 / 17.120.204 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York .
Claude Monet, France 1840–1926 / Water Lilies 1916–19 / Oil on canvas / 130.2 x 200.7cm / Gift of Louise Reinhardt Smith 1983 / 1983.532 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi), Italy 1571–1610 / The Musicians 1597 / Oil on canvas / 92.1 x 118.4cm / Rogers Fund, 1952 / 52.81 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Johannes Vermeer, The Netherlands 1632–75 / Allegory of the Catholic Faith c.1670–72 / Oil on canvas / 114.3 x 88.9cm / The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 / 32.100.18 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Edgar Degas, France 1834–1917 / Dancers, Pink and Green c.1890 / Oil on canvas / 82.2 x 75.6cm / HO Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs HO Havemeyer, 1929 / 29.100.42 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Titian (Tiziano Vecellio), Italy c.1485/90–1576 / Venus and Adonis 1550s / Oil on canvas / 106.7 x 133.4cm / The Jules Bache Collection, 1949 / 49.7.16 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Joseph Mallord William Turner, England 1775–1851 / Venice, from the Porch of Madonna della Salute c.1835 / Oil on canvas / 91.4 x 122.2cm / Bequest of Cornelius Vanderbilt, 1899 / 99.31 / Collection: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.