Monday, 18 June 2012


The National Gallery of Victoria, popularly known as NGV, is an art gallery and museum in Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 1861, it is the oldest and the largest public art gallery in Australia. The NGV operates across two sites: NGV International, located on St Kilda Road in the heart of the Melbourne Arts Precinct of Southbank, and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, located nearby at Federation Square. The St Kilda Road building, designed by Sir Roy Grounds, opened in 1968, and was renovated by Mario Bellini and reopened in 2003.

There is a beautiful sculpture garden in the Gallery, in which this mosaic mural is found. Henry Moore's "Draped Seated Woman" of 1957-58, with the mosaic in the background, a recreation of Fernand Léger's "Grand Parade with Red Background" made in 1985.

More photos of the gallery and its collection may be found in my other blog.

This post is part of the Monday Murals meme.


  1. That is a very well done mosaic! There are so many things to see in it!

  2. Wow -what a setting! The plaster model for this Moore sculpture is in our Art Gallery of Ontario and I have seen it many time so it is nice to see one of the castings from it.

  3. Wow, what a cool installation. It must have been a challenge to get the mosaic composition just right to replicate the Leger. I bet the colors alone, draw people to it. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  4. Great mosaic but I love the Henry Moore sculpture. There is something about the way he captures the human form that fascinates me.

  5. Love the mosaic, but as a lover of Moore, gotta say my eye went straight there. Looks like a fabulous sculpture garden.

  6. Reminds me of musicians at the circus! Very neat!


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