Dr Ted Gott
Senior Curator, International Art

Salome and Sirens, Severed Heads and Damsels in Distress: The Unique World of Gustave Moreau

Gustave Moreau, 'The Apparition', 1874. Musée Gustave Moreau.

Gustave Moreau inhabited an imaginative world that set his art, and himself, apart in fin-de-siecle Paris. While his art became ever more liberated and independent, his own lifestyle became ever more reclusive. Join Ted Gott as he retraces Moreau’s compelling journey from his optimistic student years in Italy, through the public setbacks and personal tragedies that shaped his utterly unique aesthetic.

Date: Wednesday, 23 February 2011, 6pm for 6.30pm

Venue: Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road (enter North entrance, via the Arts Centre forecourt).

Cost: Friends of the Gallery Library – Free, Guest – $15. Bookings essential, includes refreshments on arrival.

Bookings deadline 16 February 2011, 03 8620 2258 OR email: jessemyn.schippers@ngv.vic.gov.au