National Gallery of Canada to Host Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape in Summer of 2000
Ottawa, Canada - October 22, 1998
The National Gallery of Canada is proud to announce the presentation of a major exhibition of Impressionist paintings in the Millenium year. Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape will be on view at the National Gallery in the Summer of 2000, from 2 June to 27 August.
Ottawa marks the first North American and the only Canadian stop on the exhibition's tour. Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape is organized by The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Sixty-four extraordinary works by the world's most renowned painters will be displayed, including works by Jean Baptiste Camille Corot, Théodore Rousseau, Gustave Courbet, Camille Pissarro, Paul Cézanne, Claude Monet, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Paul Gauguin and Vincent Van Gogh.
"The quality and selection of Impressionist landscape paintings from the collection of The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston are truly superb. We are extremely pleased to host such an important exhibition at the National Gallery in the new Millenium," stated Mr. Pierre Théberge, Director of the National Gallery of Canada. "The Gallery has presented an outstanding series of international exhibitions in the past, highlighting the work of French Master painters including Degas in 1988, Corot in 1996, and Renoir in 1997. The excellence in programming continues with the upcoming exhibition on Honoré Daumier in 1999 and Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape in the year 2000."
Monet, Renoir, and the Impressionist Landscape will begin with the origins of the Impressionist Landscape in the 1850s and 1860s, and will feature an early painting by Claude Monet in the spirit of the Realist landscape style that was evolved by such artists as Corot, Daubigny, and Courbet. The development of the Impressionist landscape from its origins in the 1870s until the 1890s will be represented by an outstanding group of paintings by Monet, Renoir, Boudin, Pissarro, Sisley and Cézanne. The Impressionists' profound influence on French landscape painting will be examined as the exhibition concludes with a look at works by other artists in the 1880s and 1890s.
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