Monet to Dalí represents the most comprehensive showing of European painting and sculpture in Vancouver in more than half a century. Drawn from the superb collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the exhibition consists of more than 80 paintings, drawings and sculpture that demonstrate key examples from the European modernist movement. Organized into four groupings, this exhibition covers a century of art making from 1864 to 1964 and showcases important work by the major Impressionists, Post-Impressionists, early modern sculptors and avant-garde artists interested in Dadaism, Cubism and Surrealism. Most notably, the exhibition includes key works by Manet, Monet, Cézanne, van Gogh, Rodin, Picasso, Dalí and other renowned artists. Together, the works in this stellar collection illuminate the breadth of creativity in one of the most extraordinary epochs in the history of Western art.
I am so excited that this display will be here for us to see. It is at the gallery from June 11 to Sept 16 and is being promoted as the most significant showing of European art EVER in Vancouver. The last time I saw anything remotely close to this was when I was in San Francisco and visited the Legion of Honor. There I viewed some Rubens, Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough, Monet, Bouguereau, Matisse, and Picasso. I just cannot find the words to express my feelings then. Monet is one of my favourite artists and as such, I always taught a unit on him and the impressionist style of painting to my 4th grade classes. The kids loved seeing photos of me on the bridge over the lily pond at Giverny. (yes the one pictured above!) I will be attending this display soon. Who wants to join me?