NGV Lecture | Monet and Rodin: Separate Artists, Similar Paths, Laurie Benson

Monet and Rodin: Separate Artists, Similar Paths

Laurie Benson, Curator, International Art

Auguste Rodin, The thinker (Le Penseur), 1884 via

This lecture is presented in association with the 2013 Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition Monet’s Garden: The Musée Marmottan Monet, Paris. Born within two days of one another and ultimately achieving success, fame and recognition, both artists trod intriguing and very bumpy paths to attain their status in the art world. They were both revolutionaries who transformed art in their respective media. They were also good friends and they exhibited together in a landmark joint show in 1889. This talk will explore the synergies between these two giants of French art, and keen gardeners. The Annual Duldig Lecture on Sculpture commemorates the life and work of the internationally recognised sculptor Karl Duldig and the artist and inventor Slawa Duldig (née Horowitz).

Date:  6pm, Monday 12 August

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium NGV International 180 St Kilda Road

Free Entry