Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Impressionist Treasures in Ottawa, Summer 2018

Jean-Baptiste Camille Corot, The Bridge at Mantes (detail), c. 1850-1854, oil on canvas

Exciting news! This summer's blockbuster exhibition at Ottawa's National Gallery is Impressionist Treasures, paintings from Copenhagen's Ordrupgaard Museum.

The show runs from May 18 to September 9, 2018. The item on the Gallery's website reads, in part,
"Enjoy a spectacular selection of artworks from a collection regarded as one of the most beautiful in Europe....
"Visitors to the National Gallery of Canada will be treated to a survey of art by the great masters of Impressionism, Post-impressionism and the major trends of French painting that preceded them, such as the Barbizon School and Realism. 
"In one compelling presentation, the luminous landscapes of Corot, Monet, Sisley and Pissarro rub shoulders with the naturalism of Courbet, the still-lifes of Manet and Matisse, the intimate portraits of Renoir and Morisot, and the imagination of Gauguin. This exhibition of 76 paintings is also a unique opportunity to discover unparalleled works from the Danish Golden Age, including those by C. W. Eckersberg and Vilhelm Hammershøi."


Dianne Robinson said...

Worth seeing too is the recently revamped Canadian section which is beautifully set up, and also has indigenous art reflecting the same time frame interspersed throughout. And perhaps it's only my imagination, but I think there were more female artists represented.

Heather Dubreuil said...

I wouldn't be at all surprised if the curators are exhibiting more work by women artists. This seems to be a very strong trend wherever I visit museums and galleries. I'd like to think they are acquiring more work by women, but I suspect that much of it has simply been in storage for many years and is finally getting some exposure. A welcome development, all the same.