Impressionist Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada Exhibition Travels Across Canada
Ottawa, Canada - August 24, 2000
« Chefs-d'œuvre impressionnistes du Musée des beaux-arts du Canada une exposition du MBAC entreprend une tournée pan-canadienne »
The National Gallery of Canada's Travelling Exhibition Program responds to the Gallery's mandate to further knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the visual arts among all Canadians and to make its collections known, through collaboration with other public art galleries, to Canadians from coast to coast. The highlight of this year's program is Impressionist Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada, an exhibition of 13 celebrated paintings from the permanent collection, rarely viewed together outside their home in Ottawa. The exhibition will be on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery from 30 August 2000 to 5 November 2000, the MacKenzie Art Gallery in Regina from 18 November 2000 to 21 January 2001, the Art Gallery of Windsor from 9 February to 29 April 2001, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia in Halifax from 12 October 2001 to 2 January 2002, and the Musée du Québec from 7 February to 5 May 2002.
Eight of the most beloved artists of the Impressionist movement will be featured along with their most famous devotee, Vincent van Gogh. Selected from the National Gallery of Canada's fine collection of over thirty Impressionist works, the 13 paintings span a period of three decades, beginning in 1874, the year in which the first Impressionist exhibition was mounted in Paris. Featured are landscapes, portraits, genre scenes, and still-lifes, which together highlight the broad range of subjects captured by these revolutionary artists.
The following paintings will be on tour: Paul Cézanne, Road at Auvers-sur-Oise (1873-74) and Meadow and Farm of Jas de Bouffan, (1885-87), Alfred Sisley, The Slopes of Bougival (1875), Camille Pissarro, The Old Road to Ennery at Pontoise (1877), The Stone Bridge in Rouen, Dull Weather (1896) and Hay Harvest at Éragny (1901), Edgar Degas, At the Café-concert (c. 1884), Paul Gauguin, The Quarries of Le Chou near Pontoise (1882), Claude Monet, A Stormy Sea (1881) and Waterloo Bridge: The Sun in a Fog (1903), Louis-Eugène Boudin, View of Étaples: Low Tide (1886), Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Claude and Renée (1903) and Vincent van Gogh, Vase with Zinnias and Geraniums (1886).
A full-colour illustrated publication written by Dr. Stephen D. Borys, Assistant Curator of European Art, accompanies the exhibition. Impressionist Masterworks from the National Gallery of Canada is supported by the Department of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Travelling Exhibitions Indemnification Program.
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