The International Collection

Permanent Display

NGV International has over 39,000 artworks in its Collection. The Collection represents most of the world’s important art movements and civilisations, across many centuries and cultures.

Art Exhibition previously on at NGV International in Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 01 January 2009 to Sunday 01 January 2012

The house at Rueil 1882 image

Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Wednesday 16 December 2009.
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The Collection ranges from Egyptian, pre-Columbian, Greek and Roman antiquities, through to the worlds of Asian art and Oceanic, to the medieval and Byzantine period, the Renaissance and Baroque, 17th and 18th Century European paintings, 19th and 20th Century, to Contemporary international art.

Many media and art forms are represented, including decorative arts, prints and drawings, sculpture, fashion and textiles, photography and new media.

The International Collection is the finest of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Artists represented include: van Eyck (c.1370 to 1400-1441), El Greco (1541-1614), Rubens (1577-1640),Poussin (1594-1665), Rembrandt (1606-1669), Cavallino (1616-1656), Steen (1625/26-1679), Tiepolo (1696-1770), Canaletto (1697-1768), Batoni (1708-1787), Reynolds (1723-1792), Gainsborough (1727-1788), Nathaniel Dance (1735-1811), Edward Haytley (1746-1761), Turner (1775-1851), John Constable (1776-1837), Puvis de Chavannes (1824-1898), Pissarro (1831-1903), Manet (1832-1883), Degas (1834-1917), Cezanne (1839-1906), Monet (1840-1926), Renoir (1841-1919), Signac (1863-1935), Bonnard (1867-1947), Matisse (1869-1954), Picasso (1881-1973), Modigliani (1884-1920), Magritte (1898-1967), Bacon (1909-1992), Arbus (1923-1971), Warhol (1926-1987), Hockney (born 1937), Starck (born 1949) and Sherman (born 1954).

Works for the Collection are acquired through a variety of bequests, funds, gifts and donations. The most significant is the Felton Bequest, named after a successful 19th Century Melbourne businessman, Alfred Felton, who instructed upon his death, that half of his estate would be invested with the intention of acquiring works of art for the National Gallery of Victoria.