Marc Chagall, Flower Still Life, n.d.

Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Grands arbres dominant la berge d'une riviere, 1955-1860.

EUROfix III: The Road to Modernism

September 19, 2009 to February 23, 2010

We will be making changes to this exhibition shortly. It will be closed beginning August 3, reopening on August 20.

 

EUROfix III: The Road to Modernism features works from the 19th and early 20th centuries, and examines the definitions and parameters of modern art. Beginning with Realism and Romanticism and ending with early Abstraction, this exhibition explores the roots of Modernism with a particular focus on the British school, one of the strengths of the WAG collection. Included are works by the early 19th-century painters who were among the first generations to abandon their studios for the open air. The Impressionists continued working outdoors, but went one step further, often finishing their paintings outside. By the turn of the century, the Fauves and Expressionists had created a more expressive and individual kind of art by reinventing their way of seeing through bolder, abstract forms and arbitrary colours. In the end, these artists have changed the ways in which we continue to see and interpret the world around us.

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