Friday, January 8, 2010

Degas, Francisco Goya and Karsh at the Art Gallery of Alberta

The Art Gallery of Alberta has a number of fabulous exhibits set to coincide with the opening of the new gallery space.

The first, Edgar Degas: Figures in Motion, includes 40 of the artist's bronze works, together with a number of his paintings, drawings and prints.

Spanish artist Francisco Goya's works, Los Caprichos (1799) and The Disasters of War (1810-1820), will also be on tour at the gallery. Los Caprichos examines themes associated with the Spanish Inquisition, while The Disasters of War looks at the Peninsular War. These series are considered among the most influential graphic works in Western art.

Finally, the photographic work of Yousuf Karsh will be on display. Karsh created many of the most iconic portraits of the 20th century (he photographed 51 of the 100 most notable people of the century). His portrait of Winston Churchill is said to be the most reproduced photographic image of all time. The exhibit will feature portraits, studio and darkroom artifacts and archival material, together with records held by the Library and Archives Canada and artifacts from Karsh's studio held by the Canada Science and Technology Museum.

All three exhibits promise to be extremely exciting - I can hardly wait to see them!!

All of the exhibits mentioned will be on display at the Art Gallery of Alberta from January 31 to May 30, 2010. Images courtesy Wikimedia. Catalogue information on the exhibits courtesy the Art Gallery of Alberta.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

This all sounds wonderful, especially the Karsh portraits. They have always fascinated me.

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

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