Until November 15, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts will be presenting Canada’s very first major exhibition dedicated to post-impressionism: Paris in the Days of Post-Impressionism: Signac and the indépendants.
More than 500 pieces from an exceptional private collection—some pieces making their Canadian debut—will allow visitors to discover the work of a group of artists (known as les Indépendents) who were active in Paris from the end of the 19thcentury to the beginning of the 20th.
Paul Signac, the artist who co-founded the Salon des Indépendants, is at the heart of this exhibition. His style—often referred to as “pointillism”—is easily recognizable; it consists of applying small, distinct dots of a colour that, when viewed from afar, blend together to create a different colour. Other great artists featured in this exhibition include: Impressionists (Monet and Morisot) Fauves (Dufy, Friesz, Marquet), Symbolists (Gauguin, Redon), Nabis (Bonnard, Denis, Lacombe, Sérusier, Ranson, Vallotton), Neo-Impressionists (Cross, Luce, Pissarro, Seurat, Van Rysselberghe), and others (Anquetin, Degas, Ibels, Lautrec, Picasso, Steinlen).