While in Canberra I spent some time in the National Gallery’s regular collection. We later attended the Versailles special exhibition; more about this in a separate post.
I always lean towards Australian impressionists (“Heidelburg school” etc) – currently included by the Gallery in the section they call “art of the Federation era”! Anyway, there’s a nice Hans Heyson on display.
Upstairs in the international section, Blue Poles had yet to return from its visit to London, but there is a Monet from the Waterlillies series. It’s described as being “effervescent”. Personally, I think I prefer some of the others in this series.