Keen to load up on missing art history knowledge? This exhibition surveys a whole bunch of the European masters filling your high school textbooks. The Greats is the product of the Art Gallery of NSW’s special partnership with the National Galleries of Scotland. As part of Sydney's International Art Series, over 70 paintings from Edinburgh will adorn the walls, while a concurrent public program will offer talks, tours, live music, and more.
From Renaissance painters through to Modernist innovators, the exhibition includes the likes of Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Titian, Monet, Degas and Gauguin. In other words, The Greats features a heap of names stamped on the sandstone facade of the art gallery itself. All but two of these works have never before visited Australia.
If you want to retreat from the heat and take a refreshing jaunt through the classics, this is your summer show.
Image: Paul Gauguin, Three Tahitians (1899), National Galleries Scotland.