If you like colour and I mean if you really like colour and all the chromatic possibilities it brings to the canvas and the way that it illuminates life, then you need to get yourself to Quebec City in time to see Pierre Bonnard, Radiant Colour at the Quebec National Museum of Fine Art, running from October 6, 2016 to January 15, 2017.
Bonnard, who lived from 1867 to 1947, was a co-founder of the Nabis, a master colourist who worked in oils, engraving and posters. The exhibition is designed to explore his statement: The object is not to paint life but to make painting come alive.
Bonnard was renowned for the originality of his compositions and his extraordinary sense of light. The show consists of roughly 40 paintings, 40 photos, 20 drawings, and prints of interior scenes, nudes, views of Paris and landscapes done in Normandy and the Cote d’Azure.
If you like colour and I mean if you really like colour and all the chromatic possibilities it brings to the canvas and the way that it illuminates life, then you need to get yourself to Quebec City…
Quebec City is a beautiful place, especially during the autumn. I’ve often thought that parts of Old Quebec look exactly like what most people think Paris looks like. Now if that isn’t enough to persuade you to visit one of the oldest cities in North America then this should.
From October 10, 2013 until February 16, 2014 , the Musee National des Beaux Arts du Quebec will be presenting The William S. Paley Collection: A Taste for Modernism.
The exhibition is made up of 62 French Impressionist and post-Impressionist, paintings sculptures and graphic works from the collection of Paley, who along with having a fine eye for art also founded the CBS television network.
Artists featured in the exhibition include Cezanne, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edgar Degas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Georges Roualt and Andre Derain. Paley described the way he felt when looking at his collection as, “voluptuous aesthetic delight.”
Quebec City is a beautiful place, especially during the autumn. I’ve often thought that parts of Old Quebec…