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July 19, 2017

Tooborac Priamry School students at the National Gallery of Victoria.

TOOBORAC Primary School students were exposed to some of the world’s greatest artwork when they visited the Van Gogh and the Seasons exhibition in Melbourne.

Van Gogh and the Seasons was exclusive to Melbourne and presented the largest collection of Vincent Van Gogh artworks to ever travel to Australia.

The exhibition was presented within sections devoted to each of the four seasons. Viewers were invited to explore Van Gogh’s profound connection to nature through nearly 50 paintings and drawings, many of which depict places that were the setting for defining moments in the artist’s tumultuous life.

Twelve students learnt about Van Gogh’s life and his style of painting.

Principal James Tenison-Woods said the group spent 40 minutes looking through the gallery and then had a chance to paint in Van Gogh’s signature still life style.

“The students loved it and all had a great time,” he said.

“They’ve been learning about Van Gogh this semester and we were lucky enough to receive funding for the excursion.

“Van Gogh is a world-renowned artist that they may never get to see again. They will remember the experience and the iconic pictures.”

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