Canada and Impressionism: New Horizons - Exhibition catalogue
Thirty artists, around eighty paintings. These are the details on the contents of this book, which in fact aims to provide a fresh perspective on the way Impressionism was embraced and subsequently spread throughout Canada at the turn of the twentieth century, between 1880 and 1930, more precisely.
The book is published to coincide with an exhibition that is the first of its kind and brings together masterpieces by some of the best-known Canadian Impressionist painters in public and private collections. It explores the many ways in which a particularly dedicated group of artists played their part in the international phenomenon called Impressionism, while also laying the foundations for the development of a uniquely Canadian style of painting.
The volume takes a thematic approach, enabling readers to follow the development of these Canadian artists both in their home country and abroad: studies at French academies, trips to Europe, and participation in great exhibitions, especially the Paris Salons. Many of them inevitably developed a taste for the emphatic representation of a particular moment frozen in time and for rendering the effects of sunlight as faithfully as possible-something that was of central importance to the French Impressionists. When they returned to Canada, they were inescapably faced with the need to adapt what they had seen and learned to the different context of their homeland. Winter scenes-both urban and rural-became favourite subjects, as these artists found the Impressionist techniques wonderfully suited to evoking the quintessentially Canadian atmosphere of cold landscapes enveloped in the northern light.
The Canada and Impressionism exhibition. New Horizons is organized by the National Gallery of Canada from works in private and public collections. It will begin a European tour in 2019, introducing famous Canadian art to an international audience.
Organized by the National Gallery of Canada in collaboration with Kunsthalle München, the Fondation de l'Hermitage and the Musée Fabre.
5 Continents Editions
- Dimensions :
- 23,5 x 28,6 x 2,9 cm
- Museum :
- Musée d'Orsay
- EAN :
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