As relevant today as they were more than a century ago, Canada’s Impressionist artists took one of the world’s most revolutionary artistic movements and made it their own.
Featuring more than 100 works by 36 artists, Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons offers new perspectives on the influence of Impressionism in Canadian art.
Through seven thematic sections, visitors will see works reflecting the influence of the Barbizon School to early Post-Impressionism, follow in the footsteps of Canadian artists from North America to North Africa, and learn how Impressionism ushered in new ways of seeing and depicting life in Canada.
The exhibition and its catalogue showcase the technical skill and versatility of Canadian artists, as well as their important place within the international Impressionist movement. By exploring works by renowned painters of the 19th and 20th centuries, the exhibition provides a fascinating primer on the contributions of Canadian artists to world Impressionism, and to the advent of modernity at home.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada
I was saving to go to Paris… I wanted now to find out what this ‘‘New Art’’ was about. I heard it ridiculed, praised, liked, hated. Something in it stirred me.
– Emily Carr