|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."