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Exhibtion Turner and the Sublime

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Exhibtion Turner and the Sublime

Exhibtion Turner and the Sublime

From Saturday, June 20, 2020 to Sunday, September 27, 2020 June 20, 2020 September 27, 2020 Auberge Saint-Antoine

Discover one of the foremost artists of the 19th century, Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), English painter, watercolourist and engraver. His works display innovative research and ranked him as a master of the romantic movement. He is also regarded as one of the precursors of impressionism.

CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE IN QUÉBEC CITY

This major exhibition, organized in collaboration with Tate (London) from the Turner Bequest, affords a unique opportunity to see outstanding works that are rarely exhibited outside England.

The presentation of the exhibition, is being made possible through a cultural development agreement between the Québec government and Québec City (Entente de développement culturel entre le gouvernement du Québec et la Ville de Québec). The $500 000 contribution comes from the Mesure d’aide financière à l’intention des musées d’État pour des expositions internationales majeures.

AN OUTSTANDING SELECTION

The exhibition comprises several of the artist’s masterpieces, including Snow Storm (1842), Peace – Burial at Sea (1842) and Light and Colour (Goethe’s Theory) (1843), as well as a selection of exquisite gouache and watercolour works.

This outstanding collection of 75 paintings and works on paper covers the biggest portion of Turner’s career, from the outset in the 1790s until its peak around 1840. 

FEATURING A TURNER PAINTING FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE MNBAQ

The exhibition will enable the MNBAQ to highlight a work by Turner from its collection. Scene in Derbyshire (1827) was a gift from the estate of Maurice Duplessis in the late 1950s. This is a rare opportunity to see a seminal work from the MNBAQ’s European art collection.

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