Gustave Moreau - and the Eternal Feminine NGV
Much of that on show came from Moreau's personally established museum in Paris, so many works were in these delightful hinged frames that would have been collated together for patrons/art admirers to flick through. I know that when I eventually get to Paris a visit his museum will be high on my list of priorities.
Curating-wise, it was pretty good, although there wasn't a neat line through the rooms AND there was little or no discussion of the 'feminine' and the gaze of the artist apart from the fact that he liked painting nudes. REALLY! There was a lot of potential for a more interesting interpretation especially as they were often maligned classical figures. This annoyance aside, it just goes to show that even outside the Winter Masterpiece series we get hidden gems of touring exhibitions.