At the National Gallery of Canada, see the world’s first-ever exhibition devoted to Paul Gauguin’s portraiture. Through imaginative self-portraits, as well as his unconventional depictions of friends, family, and women in France and Polynesia, the exhibition showcases Gauguin’s extraordinary creativity in the field of portraiture. Featuring paintings, works on paper and sculptures, Gauguin: Portraits brings together a unique and unforgettable selection of works from public and private collections around the world. Until September 8, 2019.
The National Gallery of Canada also presents Multitude, Solitude: The Photographs of Dave Heath. Explore the compelling work of one of the finest street photographers of his generation. Whether picking out a single face in a crowd or framing close-up portraits of quiet despair, Dave Heath (1931–2016) had an instinctive ability to capture the soul behind the public persona. Exploring Heath’s artistic trajectory from teenage prodigy to influential photographer, Multitude, Solitude celebrates work that reflects the loneliness and alienation of modern life. Until September 2, 2019.
Explore the emergence of the cult of Nietzsche through an iconic sculpture by Max Klinger, which is part of the National Gallery of Canada collection. The exhibition Masterpiece in Focus. Friedrich Nietzsche and the Artists of the New Weimar explores the impact of one of the most influential thinkers of his time on the artistic and cultural world of Weimar Germany in the late 19th century. The bronze sculpture of the celebrated philosopher by Max Klinger is the central work in this new exhibition which also features a variety of works from other artists. Until August 25, 2019.
At the National Gallery of Canada, see…
Karel Funk, from June 11 through to October 2, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
The gallery is presenting the work of hometown artist Karel Funk, a Canadian artist who stands poised to breakout into international art scene stardom. Although some aspects of his work appear to carry forward Alex Colville’s mantel Funk is a hyperrealist mining a very Canadian vein.
Funk’s recent work focuses on single isolated figures wearing high performance outerwear against a white backdrop. Over the years the figures themselves have slowly disappeared. Funk’s work is held in major institutions including the National Gallery of Canada, Whitney Museum of American Art, Art Gallery of Ontario, Solomon R. Guggenheim and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Karel Funk, June 11- October 2, 2016 at the Winnipeg Art Gallery…
Continuing in an impressionistic manner, the National Gallery is running Monet: A Bridge to Modernity until February 15th . The exhibition is made up of 12 bridge paintings that Monet made while he was living in the Parisian suburb of Argenteuil. Monet used his fascination with painting bridges as to experiment with a variety of different techniques and colours and the end result largely con- tribute to the creation of Impressionism, a fresh vital look at painting and one of the keystones of modern art.
Continuing in an impressionistic manner, the National Gallery is running Monet: A Bridge to Modernity until February 15th . The exhibition is made up of 12 bridge paintings that…