Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich (DE), 19.7.–17.11.2019
For the first time in Europe, the Kunsthalle Munich presents masterpieces by Canadian Impressionists from the late 19th to the early 20th century. The exhibition shows around 120 paintings by 36 artists, some of whom have never before been shown in public, and which are (still) almost unknown in this country.
Many of the young Canadian artists first travelled to Paris. Some returned home to introduce the Canadian public to impressionist painting. They captured the sensational atmospheres in the Canadian landscape, the interplay of light and the nature of the North. With these works they made a special contribution to Impressionism. At the same time, they created a unique and unmistakable artistic language for the still young Canadian nation.
The exhibition was curated by the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Munich.
On the occasion of the exhibition – further venues are Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne (CH), January–May 2020; Musée Fabre, Montpellier (FR), June–September 2020 and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa (CA), November 2020–April 2021 – a richly illustrated catalogue will be published in two languages: In einem neuen Licht – Kanada und der Impressionismus bzw. Canada and Impressionism – New Horizons.