Michael Snow
Clothed Woman (In Memory of my Father) 1963
oil and lucite on canvas
152 x 386.2 cm
Purchased 1966
National Gallery of Canada

The Age of Watteau, Chardin, and Fragonard Masterpieces of French Genre Painting Ottawa Premiere

Ottawa, Canada - December 9, 2002


 « Au temps de Watteau, Chardin et Fragonard. Chefs-d'œuvre de la peinture de genre en France - Première à Ottawa »   

The National Gallery of Canada announced today that it will be the opening venue next summer and the only Canadian stop for the major international exhibition, The Age of Watteau, Chardin and Fragonard: Masterpieces of French Genre Painting.

This spectacular exhibition brings together for the first time one hundred paintings from twenty-five of the most celebrated artists of the eighteenth century, including works never before shown in Canada. It will be on view in Ottawa, from 6 June to 7 September 2003, and then will travel to Washington and Berlin.

Through the works of masters, such as Watteau, Chardin, Fragonard, Boucher, Greuze and Boilly, visitors will enjoy a fascinating look at genre painting of the era. These depictions of daily life, both real and imagined, provide a captivating glimpse into Parisian society and culture. From fanciful fêtes galantes and scenes of amorous flirtations, to stylish tableaux de mode and tender family and domestic scenes, all facets of French Genre painting will be addressed in this comprehensive survey exhibition.  

The Age of Watteau, Chardin and Fragonard is organized by the National Gallery of Canada, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., and the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Gemäldegalerie. It includes loans from France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 - 9 December, 2002 - 

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